Rep. Jim Walsh sponsors Elma High School student as House page

Elma High School student Taylor Clapp traveled to Olympia last week to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by 19th District Rep. Jim Walsh.

“I want to thank Taylor for her service as a page last week,” said Walsh. “It's always good to see how much each of these students learn when they come here for the week. Taylor did a great job. And she has some fantastic ideas about making good public policy. I was glad to sponsor her.”

Taylor is the daughter of Bruce and Aimee Clapp. When she is not in school, she participates in competitive pistol and action pistol through the Mason County Sportsmen's Association (MCSA). Taylor attends running start and AP classes through Central Washington University. She also ran for the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Washington state president. As part of her page duties for the week, she learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus by delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff. She also attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature.

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 to 16, and obtain written permission from their parents and school.

CAPTION: Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen and House Page Taylor Clapp, March 10, 2017



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