Rep. Mark Klicker sponsors North Thurston High School student as House page

River Ridge High School student, Tylor McAlpine, spent the week of Jan 29 – Feb. 2 serving as a page in the state House of Representatives, sponsored by Rep. Mark Klicker of the 16th Legislative District.

During his time at the Capitol, Tylor attended page school for the entire week to learn how the Legislature functions. He also worked in several buildings on the Capitol campus while delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff. Additionally, Tylor assisted representatives on the House floor and spent time helping Rep. Klicker, R-Walla Walla, with some of his legislative duties.

“It was a pleasure to sponsor Tylor in the House Page Program. He is a great young man, and I enjoyed working with him,” said Klicker. “Working as a page is a great opportunity for these students to get an up-close look at the Legislature. Tylor did a great job, and I wish him the best.”

Tylor, who is 14 and lives in Lacey, enjoys playing football and basketball for his high school, and loves hockey.

Each year, students from around Washington 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 $65 per day while serving in the program.

“Any student from 16th Legislative District interested in being a House page, who meets the eligibility requirements, can participate in the program,” said Klicker. “It would be wonderful to work with some of the great young women and men from our area.”

For those interested, the House maintains a list of local families who host pages, which includes specific information about charges and accommodations.

Charges for housing can range between $200 – $250 for a 5-day week, which includes breakfast, dinner, and transportation to and from the Capitol each day. Pages can also stay with friends, family, or in a hotel in the Olympia area.

Additionally, scholarships may be available to defray the costs. To learn more, go to the Gina Grant Bull Scholarship page.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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