Dye sponsors Olympia High School student as page in state House of Representatives

Hannah Sasse, a student from Olympia High School, spent the week on the Capitol campus to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. Her legislative sponsor was 9th District Rep. Mary Dye.

“It was an absolute pleasure to sponsor Hannah. She is a wonderful artist and her submission to the City of Olympia Traffic Box Wrap contest is truly inspirational,” said Dye, R-Pomeroy. “She has a commitment to her community and was very engaged in the legislative process. Her experience as a page encouraged her as she saw the legislators work together for the good of the state.”

As a page, Hannah learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus by delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff. She attended page school each day to learn and understand the operations of the Legislature, often directly from the representatives. Her time on campus culminated with a mock hearing amongst her page peers to present a bill she wrote.

“It was so exciting being a page!” said Hannah. “I learned so much about state government, met great people, and made new friends. I am so happy I had the opportunity at this experience.”

“The page process is an important way to teach hands-on civic lessons to the next generation,” continued Dye. “I'm glad Hannah enjoyed her time at the Capitol and I am grateful for her service.”

Hannah is the daughter of Jessica Vavrus and Adam Fletcher. Outside her studies at Olympia High School, she enjoys drawing, swimming, and rowing.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative page program. Students spent a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor. Pages earn $35 a day while serving in the 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. For more information about the House page program, click here.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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