Thomas Jefferson High School junior serves as page in state House
Christian Knutson, a student from Thomas Jefferson High School, traveled to Olympia March 30 – April 3 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 47th District Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington.
“I was thrilled to have the opportunity to sponsor Christian as a page here at the Capitol,” said Hargrove. “I hope he had a great time making new friends and learning about the inner workings of the Legislature. I thank him for his service.”
Christian is a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School, where he is the ASB Director of Technology. While earning his Boy Scouts Eagle rank, he learned a little bit about the Legislature, but saw paging as an opportunity to deepen that knowledge. While serving as a page, Christian learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus, and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. His time at the Capitol culminated with the presentation of his mock bill, which would require high schools to offer a diverse range of alternative math classes including, but not limited to, statistics, business management, budget management, personal finance and economics.
Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page Program. Students spend a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor. Pages earn $35 per 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