Rep. Carolyn Eslick sponsors Cedar Crest High School student as House page

Cedar Crest High School student, Daryl L. Benson, recently traveled to Olympia to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by 39th Legislative District Rep. Carolyn Eslick.

“It was an honor to sponsor Daryl as a House page. It’s always exciting to see these kids arrive for work at the Capitol. Daryl was a great deal of help to my office. I hope she enjoyed her time here,” said Eslick, R-Sultan. “Many of these kids come back later in life as legislators, or even local elected officials. Maybe Daryl will too! I wish her the best in all her future endeavors.”

In her spare time, Daryl, a Monroe resident, plays volleyball and enjoys running and participating in marathons. The 14-year old is the daughter of Ben and Stephanie Benson. Daryl said she enjoyed her time at the state Capitol and will recommend the experience to her fellow classmates and friends.

“I really enjoyed learning how the Legislature works,” said Daryl. “The best part about being here was meeting the legislators. It was fun to see they are real people, just like us!”

As part of her page duties, Daryl learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus while delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff. She also attended page school every day to understand the inner workings of the Legislature.

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 while serving in the program. For more information about the House Page Program go to To learn more about the Gina Bull Memorial Legislative Page Scholarship program go to


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