Lucas Lund of Aberdeen, a home-schooled student, recently served as page for the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 19th District Rep. Jim Walsh.
“I hope Lucas benefited as much as my office did from his time in Olympia,” said Walsh, R-Aberdeen. “Commitment to service is one of the most critical components of good citizenship. The page program helps students understand that.”
Lucas, 16, is the son of Craig and Lisa Lund. During his time as a page, he attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. As part of his work duties, he also learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus, delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff.
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.
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, go to leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.