Wenatchee student serves as legislative page

Students ages 14 through 16 can participate in week-long legislative page program in Olympia

Michael Yunker, an 8th-grader from Wenatchee, served as a legislative page Feb. 7-12. Michael attends Orchard Middle School and is the son of Susan and Steven Yunker. He was sponsored by his 12th District Rep. Cary Condotta, R-East Wenatchee.

As part of his page duties, the 14-year-old middle school student delivered messages and documents to legislators in their offices and on the House floor. His work also included climbing hundreds of stairs each day and navigating the many buildings on the capital campus.

2010-02-09 Rep Condotta with page Michal Yunker

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.

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/PageSchool/Pages/default.aspx.


PHOTO CAPTION: Rep. Cary Condotta with student page Michael Yunker on the House floor in Olympia.

For more information, contact Bobbi Cussins, Public Information Officer: (360) 786-7252

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