House Floor Leader J.T. Wilcox sponsors Ridgeline Middle School student as House page

Ridgeline Middle School student Austin Choate traveled to Olympia Feb. 6-10 to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 2nd District Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm.

Austin is the son of Stan and Tracie Choate. He is the president of Ridgeline Middle School's Future Business Leaders of America club, as well as the school's Future Farmers of America club. He also plays piano and sings in the middle school's choir.

“Austin is a gifted young man with a bright future ahead of him,” said Wilcox. “I am grateful for his service to the House, and hope he had a great time learning how things work around here. I expect we'll see him back here one day in a different capacity.”

While serving as a House page, Austin attended page school, delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff, and fulfilled other tasks critical to the efficient operation of the Legislature.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page 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. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program. For more information about the House Page Program, click here.


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