Roy student spends week in House of Representatives

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Roy student spends week in House of Representatives

Fifteen-year-old Joy Duval-Igarta traveled to Olympia to page in the House of Representatives Feb. 14-18. She was sponsored by 2nd District Rep. J.T. Wilcox. Duval-Igrarta is home schooled and in the 10th grade. She is the daughter of Marie Duval-Igarta and Bernard Igarta.

As part of her page duties, Duval-Igarta delivered messages and documents to legislators in their offices and on the House floor. Her work also included climbing hundreds of stairs each day and navigating the many buildings on the Capitol campus.

“I'm glad we have educational programs like this to keep students active in the legislative process, and that students like Joy have the opportunity to come to Olympia,” said Wilcox, R-Yelm. “I hope she learned a lot and that this experience spurs additional civic involvement.”

Students between the ages of 14 and 16 years old who are interested in the page program must have parent permission, acceptable grades and a legislative sponsor. To learn more about the House Page Program, visit the website.


Washington State House Republican Communications