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Oak Harbor students page for Rep. Bailey
Rep. Barbara Bailey hosted two students from Oak Harbor at the state Capitol as legislative pages during the 2012 legislative session.
Anne TePaske, 16, is the daughter of Karen and Henry TePaske of Oak Harbor.
She is an 11th-grade student at Oak Harbor Home Connection. TePaske paged Jan. 23 to 27.
Danielle Kobelin, 15, is the daughter of Julianne and David Kobelin of Oak Harbor.
She is a 10th-grade student at Washington Virtual Academy. Kobelin paged Feb. 6 to 10.
The students attended page school each day to learn more about legislative processes and the Legislature. They also had an opportunity to sponsor mock bills with their fellow students from around the state.
The students also distributed documents to state lawmakers throughout the Capitol campus, including the House floor and committee rooms.
“The House Page Program is a window into the Legislature that just can’t be replicated in the classroom or online. It gives our young men and women a real and up-close look at our legislative processes,” said Bailey, R-Oak Harbor. “Hosting local students is always exciting for me each year. I enjoy hearing about their experiences and what they’ve learned. They bring an energy and enthusiasm to Olympia that is really appreciated.”
Young men and women have come to Olympia to serve as pages for the Washington State Legislature since 1891.
For more information about the page program, visit www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
Rep. Bailey can be contacted at 360-786-7914 or firstname.lastname@example.org.