Student from Moses Lake High School serves as page in state House

Dylan O'Brien, a student from Moses Lake High School, traveled to Olympia Feb. 9-13 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 13th District Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake.

“The page program provides an excellent opportunity for students from around the state to travel to Olympia and learn how our state government operates,” said Dent. “I've known Dylan all of his life, so it was a joy for me to have the opportunity to sponsor him. I am grateful for his service here this week.”

Dylan, son of Shawn and Laura O'Brien, is a freshman at Moses Lake High School. He is an active member of a club at the high school called Science Olympiad. When he is not in school, he is at home taking care of the family livestock.

During his time as a page, Dylan attended page school every day to understand how the Legislature operates. He also learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus, and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. His time at the Capitol culminated with his presentation of a mock bill he drafted about school safety. His bill would allow teachers to carry weapons to defend themselves and their students in case of an emergency.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House 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. For more information about the House Page Program, click here.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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