Sumner High School student spends week in Olympia learning about Legislature

Samuel McGuire, a student from Sumner High School, traveled to Olympia January 12th-17th and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 2nd District Rep. JT Wilcox, R- Yelm.

“The page program is an excellent way to educate our students on the inner workings of state government,” said Wilcox, R- Yelm. “I hope that Samuel had a great time this week, that he learned a lot and made lasting friendships. I am grateful for his service here.”

Samuel, son of Shawn and Katie McGuire, is a Junior at Sumner High School and is a lineman on his school's football team. He also plays the bass clarinet and the guitar. During his time as a page, Samuel attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. His time at the Capitol culminated with the presentation of his mock bill about teen sleep deprivation and its effects on students in the classroom. As part of his page duties, Samuel learned to navigate 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:


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