Natalie Higgins pages in the Washington State House of Representatives

Toutle Lake High School student sponsored by Rep. Ed Orcutt

Natalie Higgins of Toutle Lake High School paged in the Washington State House of Representatives last week. She was sponsored by 20th District Rep. Ed Orcutt.

Natalie experienced the Legislature in the fifth week of the 2019 legislative session, which included a rare snow day on Monday. Her responsibilities included delivering messages and documents to state lawmakers in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber, and attending Legislative Page School

“With the heavy snow and cancellation of House committees on all of Monday and part of Tuesday, it was an interesting week to be in Olympia. I appreciate Natalie navigating the weather conditions and unique circumstances,” said Orcutt, R-Kalama. “I had an opportunity to talk with Natalie on the House floor one day and really enjoyed hearing about her experiences. The House Page Program is a great opportunity for students to learn about their state government.”

Natalie, 15, is the daughter of Chris and Christie Higgins of Castle Rock. She plays for the Toutle Lake High School soccer team. Natalie is also a member of the school's robotics team.    

To serve as a page for the Washington State House of Representatives, a student must:

  • have permission from a parent or guardian;
  • have permission from his or her current school in the current year;
  • be sponsored by a member of the Washington State House of Representatives; and
  • be 14-16 years old.

For more information on the House Page Program, visit:

Information on the Gina Grant Bull Memorial Legislative Page Scholarship Program can be found here: The 2019 legislative session began on Jan. 14 and is scheduled to end April 28.


Washington State House Republican Communications