West Valley High School sophomore Nicole Jevons spent the week of Jan. 20-25 in Olympia, serving as a legislative page to state Rep. Charles Ross.
Ross, R-Naches, sponsored Jevons as part of the Legislature’s page program, which each year brings high school students from around the state to participate in the legislative session. Pages run errands and deliver documents to legislators and staff all over the capitol campus in Olympia. They also attend page school to learn about the processes of state government.
At the end of her scheduled week, Jevons got to introduce a mock bill with other students that allowed for a voucher system in public schools.
“I was happy to sponsor Nicole and I hope she learned a lot during her time here in Olympia,” Ross said in a news release. “Getting students involved in their government is important and something I am glad our state Legislature takes part in.”
Students must be between the ages of 14 and 16 to participate in the page program. They spend the week with host families in Olympia and must have their parents’ and schools’ permission to join.