Port Orchard teen serves as page in state House

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Port Orchard teen serves as page in state House

 

Joseph Giron, a student from South Kitsap High School, traveled to Olympia February 21 to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 26th district Rep. Jesse Young.

As a page, Joseph learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. He assisted Representatives on the House floor during debate and participated in ceremonial duties at the beginning of each day of session. He also spent a few hours every day attending page school to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature, often from Representatives themselves. At the end of the week, Joseph applied all he learned by co-writing a bill restructuring the Department of Fish and Wildlife's policy towards wolves in Washington for a mock committee hearing and presented it to his fellow pages.

“It was an honor and a privilege to sponsor Joseph. The page program is so important because it teaches students like him how our state government operates, and civic education is an important aspect of our state's curriculum,” said Young, R-Gig Harbor. “I hope he enjoyed the experience and made lasting friendships with the other pages.”

Joseph is the son of John and Rae Anne Giron. He is a Navy Junior ROTC Cadet at South Kitsap High School where he competes in soccer and football. He also plays the ukulele.

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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