Issaquah High School student serves as page for state House
Issaquah High School student Claire Kang traveled to Olympia Jan. 15-19 to serve as a legislative page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 5th District legislator, Rep. Jay Rodne.
“During short sessions, our schedules are jam-packed, so being able to rely on our pages really helps,” said Rodne, R-Snoqualmie. “Claire is an exceptional student, and was a tremendous help to us throughout the week. I hope her week-long service further strengthened her passion for community service and civic involvement.”
In 2017, Claire received a silver President's Volunteer Service Award, which nationally recognizes exceptional community service. She plays violin in the Evergreen Philharmonic Orchestra and also enjoys snowboarding and playing the piano.
As a page, Claire was responsible for delivering messages and documents to state lawmakers in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber. She also attended Legislative Page School during the day.
Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page 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. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program. For more information about the House Page Program, click here.
The 2018 legislative session began Jan. 8 and is scheduled to last 60 consecutive days.
###Washington State House Republican Communications