White Swan High School student serves as Rep. Johnson’s legislative page
Katheryn Dick, a student at White Swan High School, recently served as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. She was sponsored by Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima.
As a page, Katheryn's duties include delivering messages and bills to lawmakers' offices and to the House floor. Pages also spend time in the Legislative Page School learning about state government.
“It's been crazy at times, but it's definitely been a lot of fun,” said Katheryn. “I worked in the gift shop. I've passed out amendments and notes to representatives on the floor, as well as made deliveries to the offices.”
As a part of her government studies, Katheryn helped to write and present a mock bill on teenage insomnia.
“Our bill is about moving starting times for high schools later to coincide better with how teens sleep and wake biologically,” she added.
Katheryn also made a guest appearance on Johnson's radio program, Capitol Report. To listen to the program, go to: http://tinyurl.com/JohnsonCapitolReport.
Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative page program. Pages earn $35 per 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 legislative page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
Katheryn is the 16-year-old daughter of Roger Dick Jr. and Magdalena Dick of Harrah.
PHOTO: Fourteenth District Reps. Charles Ross, R-Naches (left) and Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, (right) stand at the rostrum of the Washington State House chamber with Katheryn Dick of Harrah, who recently served as a legislative page.
Photo credit – Washington State House of Representatives.
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