Olympia high schooler serves as page in state House

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Olympia high schooler serves as page in state House

Lucca Charneski, a student from Pope John Paul II High School, traveled to Olympia Feb. 2-6 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 2nd district Rep. JT Wilcox, R-Yelm.

“The page program is an excellent way for students from around the state to come to Olympia and learn how our state government operates,” Wilcox said. “I want to thank Lucca for his service here, and wish him all the best.”

Lucca, son of Eric and Niki Charneski, is a student at Pope John Paul II High School. During his time as a page, Lucca attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature.

As part of his page duties, Lucca 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: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.


Washington State House Republican Communications