Arlington student serves as legislative page for Rep. Dan Kristiansen
Luke Jankovic, a freshman at Arlington High School, recently served as a page in the Washington House of Representatives. He was sponsored by Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish.
Paging presents students with a unique educational opportunity to participate in the legislative process. Their duties vary from ceremonial tasks, such as presenting the flags, to operational chores like distributing amendments during legislative sessions. They also participate in mock committee hearings, where they play the role of lawmakers, stakeholders and the public.
Luke grew up in Everett and moved to Arlington four years ago. He learned about the page program from his two older brothers and a sister who had paged before him.
“Rarely have I seen a young person so interested and excited to be here participating as a page. The entire legislative process had Luke's full attention. It was fun to watch him so captivated by his surroundings in the Capitol,” said Kristiansen. “It was an honor and a pleasure to sponsor Luke and he did a great job!”
To serve as a page, a student must have permission from a parent or guardian and school, be sponsored by a current member of the House of Representatives, and be at least 14 years of age and not have reached his or her 17th birthday.
Luke plays the saxophone in his high school band. He also enjoys playing basketball. His favorite class is social studies. He plans to attend a four-year university and possibly work someday for the Washington State Patrol or even the FBI.
Luke is the 14-year-old son of Alex and Peggy Jankovic of Arlington.
For more information about the House page program, visit: http://leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
Photo credit: Photo courtesy of the Washington State House of Representatives.
###Washington State House Republican Communications