Two students from Monroe serve as pages for Rep. Dan Kristiansen
Rep. Dan Kristiansen sponsored two pages in the Washington State House of Representatives last week: Morgan Sedlak and McKenna Dahlinger, both from Monroe.
During each legislative session, students from across Washington come to the state Capitol to serve as pages. Pages participate in mock committee meetings where they assume roles that would normally be observed by state lawmakers, stakeholders and the public during hearings. They also attend page school, where a certified instructor teaches them about the legislative process.
Morgan and McKenna attend Sky Valley Education Center. They have known each other since they were 5-years-old.
Morgan's favorite part of the state Capitol was the architecture of the buildings. After high school, she wants to be a travel journalist. Morgan's older sister also served as a page when she was in high school. Her family has known Rep. Kristiansen for years.
McKenna's favorite part of the state Capitol was the Temple of Justice, which houses the state Supreme Court. She wants to attend Northwest University when she graduates from high school. Both of McKenna's older siblings were pages before her. She is the third of 11 children in her family.
Page responsibilities also include delivering notes and documents between legislative offices and to the House floor during session, which keep them very active on the state Capitol campus.
To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor and be between the ages of 14 and 16. Pages are required to obtain written permission from their parents and school. For more information about the House Page Program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
If you know a student who might be interested in being a page, please contact Rep. Kristiansen at (360) 786-7967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured (left to right): McKenna Dahlinger, Morgan Sedlak and Rep. Dan Kristiansen. Photo courtesy of the Washington State House of Representatives.
###Washington State House Republican Communications