Puyallup student serves as page in House of Representatives

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Puyallup student serves as page in House of Representatives

Ben Crowell, a 16-year-old who attends John Rogers High School, served as a page in the House of Representatives April 15-19. He was sponsored by his 2nd District Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm.

“The page program is a great hands-on opportunity for students like Ben to learn about their Legislature,” Wilcox said. “I hope Ben enjoyed his week in Olympia and learned about his government in a way that encourages him to stay involved.”

Ben is the son of Steve and Lisa Crowell of Puyallup.   He attended page school every day during his time in Olympia to better understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. At the end of the week, he wrote and promoted a mock bill to address the death penalty.

As part of his page duties, Ben navigated the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff.

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 legislative page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.


Washington State House Republican Communications