Omak High School freshman serves as page in Olympia

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Omak High School freshman serves as page in Olympia

Kellie Foth travelled to Olympia to serve as a legislative page the week of January 16 to assist legislators amid turbulent weather and less-than-ideal road conditions. Kellie was sponsored by Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda.

Pages are required to deliver important documents and messages on behalf of elected officials and staff members on the Capitol campus. Aside from her page duties, Kellie completed regular academic studies and participated in a “mock bill” exercise, which allowed her to draft a piece of legislation addressing an issue of interest. Kellie's bill was a proposition to curb abortion rates in the state.

“We just want pregnant women to think deeply about their decision,” said Foth.

“It was a pleasure having Kellie serve with us this session,” Kretz said. “The page program is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the legislative process in Washington state and see another way to give back in our communities through public service.”

To become a page, students must obtain permission from their school, their parents, and they must also hold a C+ grade-point average. In addition, applicants will need a legislative sponsor. To apply, visit the Page Program Web site at http://www.leg.wa.gov/PageSchool.

 

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CAPTION: Rep. Joel Kretz with student page Kellie Foth on the House floor in Olympia.

For more information, contact Bobbi Cussins, Public Information Officer: (360)-786-7728

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