Waterville student pages in the House of Representatives
Wyatt Mires, a freshman at Waterville High School, served as a page Feb. 27–March 2 in the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 12th District Representative Cary Condotta, R-East Wenatchee.
As a page, Mires observed the Legislature in action and was responsible for delivering messages and documents to legislators in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber during floor sessions. He also continued his studies for two hours each day and took part in page school where he learned how a bill becomes a law.
“I am pleased Wyatt made the effort to come to Olympia and get a firsthand look at how the Legislature works,” Condotta said. “It is essential students stay engaged with the political process. We are at a very important time in politics at all levels and the more students stay involved the better understanding they will have of the process and issues.”
Wyatt is the 15-year-old son of Dell and Tabatha Mires of Waterville.
Each week, students 14 to 16-years-old from across the state serve in the legislative page program. They must have a legislative member as a sponsor, as well as permission from their school and parents. Additionally, pages are required to hold a grade-point average of C+ or better. To learn more about the page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/PageSchool/Pages/default.aspx.
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