Onalaska Middle School student serves as House page in Olympia

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Onalaska Middle School student serves as House page in Olympia

Joe Welch, a student at Onalaska Middle School, recently spent the week in Olympia serving as a page for the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama.

Joe is the son of Dracy and James Welch. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball and football.

“Joe did a fantastic job serving as a page.” said Rep. Orcutt. “I met Joe at an event at Onalaska Middle School and I knew immediately that he would be a great page and benefit from the experience. I'm happy Joe was able to attend and I hope the insight he gained was valuable to him.”

The House Page Program offers a unique opportunity for students to experience the legislative process first-hand. While serving as a House page, Joe attended page school, delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff, and fulfilled other tasks critical to the efficient operation of the Legislature.

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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