Gig Harbor High School student serves as page in state House

Gig Harbor High School student Sophia Renn recently traveled to Olympia to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives from Jan. 18 to Jan. 22. She was sponsored by Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard.

Sophia resides in Gig Harbor, and is the daughter of Don Renn and Mary Lancefield. She has played lacrosse since the 5th grade, and is a proud dual citizen of both the United States and Canada.

“The page program is a great way for students like Sophia to experience their state government firsthand,” said Caldier. “I hope she enjoyed her week and made lasting friendships. I appreciate her service very much.”

During her time in Olympia, Sophia attended page school every day to understand the operations of the Legislature. She also learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered important messages and documents to legislators and staff. Her time at the Capitol culminated with the presentation of her mock bill to modify the Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page 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. Pages earn $35 per day.

For more information about the House Page Program, please click here.


Washington State House Republican Communications