Richland High School student spends a week inside Olympia’s Legislature

 

Richland High School student Amanda Landon paged in the state House of Representatives during the regular legislative session. She was sponsored by 8th Legislative District Rep. Brad Klippert. Amanda, 15, is the daughter of Kip and Megan Landon of Richland.

“I was happy to have sponsored Amanda's time at the Capitol. She did a fantastic job as a legislative page and has a bright future ahead of her,” said Klippert, R-Kennewick. “I know students who have participated in this program have found it to be a very rewarding experience and this program is a great way to introduce our young people to the legislative process.”

During her week in Olympia, Amanda attended page school every day to better understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. At the end of the week, Amanda wrote and promoted a mock bill with her peers.

As part of her page duties Amanda 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.

 

Legislative page Amanda Landon with Rep. Brad Klippert

PHOTO CAPTION: Legislative page Amanda Landon with Rep. Brad Klippert on the House floor.

Photo credit: Washington State Legislature

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