Entiat student serves as page in House Page Program


Entiat High School student Garrett Giacomazzi (right) served as a page in the state House of Representatives.He was sponsored by 12th District Rep. Keith Goehner (left). / Courtesy Rep. Keith Goehner office

OLYMPIA - Entiat High School student Garrett Giacomazzi traveled to Olympia and served as a page in the state House of Representatives the week of March 9-13. He was sponsored by 12th District Rep. Keith Goehner.

“Garrett did a great job of representing his school. It is encouraging to see young people from the 12th District have an interest in the Legislature and state government,” said Goehner, R-Dryden. “Paging provides students an excellent opportunity to learn about our government and meet other students from around the state. I hope others will take advantage of the opportunity in the future.”
Garrett is the son of Grant and Tamara Giacomazzi. He plays basketball, football and enjoys hunting, math and video games.
His father, Grant, works for the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and was on detail at the Capitol the week Garrett was paging.
The page program is designed to educate students about the legislative process and expose them to the work being done at their state Capitol. Garrett navigated the many buildings on the Capitol Campus while delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff. Pages also assist representatives on the House floor during debate and voting.
During their week-long service, pages work on a culminating project and write a piece of legislation, then present the bill in a mock committee hearing to fellow pages. They also 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.

 

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