Rep. Jesse Young sponsors South Kitsap High School student as page in House of Representatives

Fourteen-year-old Harold Vickers III recently spent a week in Olympia at the state Capitol serving as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 26th District Rep. Jesse Young.

“Harold is a natural leader, and I was happy to sponsor this young man,” said Young, R-Gig Harbor. “Civic education is an important aspect of our state's curriculum. The page program gives students a complete hands-on experience on how their state government works. By all accounts, Harold utilized this opportunity for all it's worth, like a young leader should.”

As a page, Harold learned to navigate the many buildings around the Capitol, delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff, and assisted on the House floor. A few hours a day, Harold attended page school to learn and understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. By week's end, Harold had the opportunity to co-write a bill for a mock committee hearing in front of his fellow pages.

Harold is the son of Kelly and Harold Vickers and lives in Port Orchard. In his spare time, he likes to play high school sports. He's active in serving his community through South Kitsap High School's Junior ROTC program. He also enjoys hanging out with his friends.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative page program. Students spent a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor. Pages earn $35 a 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 House page program, click here.


Washington State House Republican Communications