Rep. Melanie Stambaugh sponsors Kalles Junior High student as page in state House of Representatives

Anna Hogenson, a student from Kalles Junior High in Puyallup, traveled to Olympia April 20-24 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 25th District Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, R-Puyallup.

“I was glad to have the opportunity to sponsor Anna as a page here at the Capitol this week,” said Stambaugh. “I hope she had a great time making new friends and learning about the inner workings of the Legislature. I thank her for all of her hard work.”

Anna is a leadership student at Kalles Junior High, and is also the captain of the varsity volleyball team at the school. While serving as a page, she learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus, and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. Her time at the Capitol culminated with the presentation of her mock bill, which would require companies to place a special seal on their products that contain GMOs.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House 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 House Page Program, click here.


Washington State House Republican Communications