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Tahoma Junior High teen pages in Olympia for state House
Corbin Alcott, a student at Tahoma Junior High School, served as a legislative page in the Washington House of Representatives between Feb. 10-14. He was sponsored by his 30th District Rep. Linda Kochmar, R-Federal Way. Corbin is the son of Angie and Rudi Alcott of Maple Valley.
“It was my pleasure to sponsor Corbin as a page to the House of Representatives,” said Kochmar. “This is a wonderful opportunity for students to become more involved with state government. I am sure Corbin learned a lot during his week of paging and will be able to return home and tell fellow students and teachers about his time here.”
During one week, students experience the Legislature firsthand as they navigate the Capitol campus and attend page school to learn about different legislative functions and processes. As a page, Corbin was responsible for delivering messages and documents to legislators in their offices, during committee meetings and to the House chamber during floor sessions. He also participated in a mock committee hearing where he sponsored a bill concerning verbal harassment and bullying in schools.
Each year students apply to participate in the page program. To be eligible, students must have a legislative sponsor and be between the ages of 14 and 16. Additionally, pages are required to obtain written permission from their parents and school.
While all of the available page positions for the current session are now full, interested students can apply in the fall to be considered for the 2015 legislative session. For more information, visit www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.