Rep. Van Werven sponsors Lynden Middle School in House Page Program
Cooper Graddon, a student from Lynden Middle School, served as a page in the state House of Representatives in Olympia, Feb. 3 – 7. He was sponsored by his 42nd District Rep. Luanne Van Werven.
“It was an honor to sponsor Cooper. I hope he had a great time as a page, and made lasting friendships with the other pages,” said Van Werven, R-Lynden. “He did a great job, and he has a bright future.”
As part of his page duties, Cooper learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff.
Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative page program. Students spend a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor. 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.
###Washington State House Republican Communications