Friday, February 20, 2009
OLYMPIA - Grandview High School student Chelsea Meyer spent the last week serving as a legislative page in the Washington State House of Representatives.
Meyer was sponsored by Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside. Meyer is the daughter of Dawn and Mark Meyer.
Students have been serving as pages for the Legislature since 1891. As a page, Meyer's responsibilities included delivering messages and documents to legislators in their offices, committee meetings, and the House chambers during floor sessions.
In addition to her assigned duties, Meyer continued her regular schoolwork two hours a day and also spent time in the Legislative Page School learning about state government.
In addition to sponsorship by a legislator, pages are required to be in good academic standing and obtain permission from their parents and school. Pages are paid a stipend for their service and most of them live with volunteer host families while in the state capital.