Cashmere high school student serves as page in the state House of Representatives
Elizabeth Skoglun, a student at Cashmere High School served as a legislative page for the state House of Representatives the week of March 6 – 10. She was sponsored by her 12th District Rep. Cary Condotta.
“I am pleased Elizabeth made the effort to come to Olympia and get a firsthand look at how the Legislature works,” said Condotta, R-Wenatchee. “It is important students stay engaged with the political process. There is a lot of focus on politics at all levels right now and the more students stay involved the better understanding they will have of the process and issues.”
Elizabeth is the daughter of Andrea Zanto and Jon Skoglun. She plays the clarinet, saxophone and piano, and also enjoys reading and ice skating.
As part of her page duties, Elizabeth learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol Campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. Each day, Elizabeth attended page school for several hours to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature.
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 House page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
PHOTO: Rep. Cary Condotta with House Page Elizabeth Skoglun.
###Washington State House Republican Communications