Rep. Jesse Young sponsors Gig Harbor teen as page in state House of Representatives
Covenant High School student Avery Chauncey Bevin recently traveled to Olympia to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 26th District Rep. Jesse Young.
Chauncey is the son of Jolin and Avery Bevin and lives in Gig Harbor. He is a hard-working student. He enjoys biking and sprint flat water kayaking, of which he has won national medals.
“It was great having Chauncey in the Legislature as a page,” said Young, R-Gig Harbor. “He is a smart, passionate and driven young man. I hope he enjoyed his time at the Capitol and took away as much as he gave.”
Chauncey's page duties included learning to navigate the many buildings around the Capitol, delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff, and assisting on the House floor. A few hours a day, he attended page school to learn and understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. By week's end, he had the opportunity to write a bill for a mock committee hearing in front of his fellow pages.
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