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Cashmere High School student serves as a page in the state House of Representatives

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Sophie Hill, a student at Cashmere High School, served as a legislative page for the state House of Representatives for the week of February 13-17. She was sponsored by her 12th District Representative Keith Goehner.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the Legislative Page Program. Students spend a week attending page school, where they learn the inner workings of state government, and assist legislators on the House floor. Students also draft legislation and present their bills in a mock committee hearing to fellow pages.

"It was fun to have our granddaughter, Sophie, serve as a page this session so she could get an up-close look at the Legislature and our state government," said Goehner, R-Dryden. "It is important students get involved and understand how our political process works. There is a lot of focus on politics right now and the more students stay involved, the better understanding they will have of the process and issues before them."

Sophie is the daughter of Josh and Heidi Hill. She is also the granddaughter of Keith and Lisa Goehner. Her hobbies include writing, reading, and drawing.

Pages earn $50 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: www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.


 

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