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Feb. 19, 2015
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Wenatchee high schooler serves as page in state House
Jack Yount, a student from Wenatchee High School, traveled to Olympia Feb. 9-13 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 12th District Rep. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee. It was Jack’s second time as a page, which rarely happens in the Legislature.
“I’m glad to have had Jack back again this year,” Hawkins said. “Jack is a very bright and hard working young man. He’ll be successful at whatever he chooses to pursue.”
Jack is the son of Tracy and Katie Yount. He is a freshman at Wenatchee High School. He is part of his school’s DECCA program, and plays tennis. During his time as a page, Jack attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. As part of his page duties, Jack learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff.
“The page program is an excellent way for students from around the state to travel to Olympia to learn how our state government operates,” Hawkins said. “I encourage other students to apply for this great opportunity.”
Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative page program. Students spend a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program.
To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor, be between the ages of 14 and 16, and obtain written permission from their parents and school. For more information about the legislative page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
For more information about Rep. Hawkins, visit: www.representativebradhawkins.com.
Caption: Rep. Brad Hawkins and Jack Yount chat in the back of the House chamber before Jack carries the state flag to the rostrum for the ceremony in the House. Photo courtesy of the Washington State Legislature.
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