Walla Walla student pages in House of Representatives

Walla Walla High School freshman Lauren Wardwell traveled to Olympia March 8-12 to serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 16th District State Representative Maureen Walsh.

Representative Walsh and Page: Lauren Wardwell Wardwell, the daughter of Ruth Wardwell of Walla Walla, stayed with a host family in Olympia while she served.

The 14-year-old attended page school each day to learn about the legislative process. She also had the opportunity to sponsor a mock bill with fellow students from throughout the state.

“The last week of session is an exciting time here in the Legislature, and I’m glad Lauren was able to be here,” said Walsh, R-Walla Walla. “I hope her time in Olympia was beneficial and will inspire her to future public service.”

In addition to page school, Wardwell was responsible for distributing official paperwork to members in committees, offices and the floor.

To learn more about the House Page Program, visit the Web site. Students between the ages of 14 and 16 who are interested in the page program must have parent permission, acceptable grades and a legislative sponsor.

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Contact: Sarah Lamb, public information officer, (360) 786-7720

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