Rep. Carolyn Eslick sponsors Cascade Middle School student as House page

Israel Arreola, a student from Cascade Middle School, traveled to Olympia recently to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 39th District Rep. Carolyn Eslick.

“It was an honor to sponsor Israel as a House page. This program provides a fantastic opportunity for students to gain a better understanding of the legislative process. Students become active participants in state government,” said Eslick. “I hope Israel had a great time and made some friends. More importantly, I hope the experience inspires him to remain civically engaged.”

Israel, 14, is the son of Israel and Maria Arreola. He enjoys playing sports and reading. While working as a House page, Israel attended school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. His time in Olympia culminated with the presentation of a mock bill to a “committee” made up of his fellow students.

As part of his page duties, Israel learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page Program. Students spend a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor. Pages 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.  For more information about the House Page Program go to or to learn more about the Gina Grant Bull Memorial Legislative Page Scholarship program go to


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