Moses Lake student helps Johnson around the House
Mistya Beyer, an eighth-grade homeschooled student from Moses Lake, recently served as a page in the Washington House of Representatives. She was sponsored by Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima.
Since 1891, young people from across the state have come to the state Capitol to serve as pages for the House. Several hundred students between the ages of 14 and 16 have participated this year in the legislative page program.
As a page, Mistya's responsibilities included delivering messages and documents to legislators in their offices, committee meetings, and the House chambers during floor sessions. The job is vital to the efficient operation of the Legislature.
In addition to her assigned duties, Mistya continued her regular schoolwork two hours a day. She also spent time in the Legislative Page School learning about state government.
Pages must be in good academic standing and obtain permission from their parents and school. They are paid a stipend for their service and many of them live with volunteer host families while in Olympia.
Mistya is the 14-year-old daughter of Mark and Cynthia Beyer of Moses Lake.
For more information about the House page program, go to: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx
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PHOTO: Rep. Norm Johnson with legislative page Mistya Beyer.
###Washington State House Republican Communications