Rep. Mark Hargrove sponsors Belfair student as page in state House

Fifteen-year-old North Mason High School student Melissa Byerly traveled to Olympia last week and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by 47th District Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington.

Melissa is the daughter of Kurt and Lori Byerly. When not in school, she enjoys spending time outdoors surfing, wakeboarding, hiking and riding quads. She also likes to read.

While serving as a House page, Melissa attended page school every day, delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff, and fulfilled other tasks critical to the efficient operation of the Legislature.

“The House Page Program is such a valuable way for our young people to get involved in their state government and learn about what we do here,” said Hargrove. “I want to thank Melissa for her service last week, and wish her the best of luck in everything she pursues going forward.”

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page 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. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program. For more information about the House Page Program, click here.

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