Dent sponsors Moses Lake home-school student as page in House of Representatives

Moses Lake home-school student Zachary Henninger paged in the state House of Representatives Jan. 23 – 27. He was sponsored by his 13th District State Rep. Tom Dent.

“Zachary did a great job, and I appreciate having him in Olympia for a week to help our Legislature run smoothly,” Dent, R-Moses Lake. “Being a page is a great experience and I have heard from all students who have paged that it is something they won't forget and the memories will last a lifetime.”

Zachary is the son of Bryan and Nancy Henninger, and also the grandson of former 13th District Sen. Harold Hochstatter. During his week in Olympia, he attended page school every day to better understand the operations and actions of the Legislature.

As part of his page duties, Zachary navigated 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. For more information about the legislative page program, visit:

PHOTO CAPTION: Rep. Tom Dent with House Page Zachary Henninger.


Washington State House Republican Communications