Maddy Reyes, a Sehome High School student from Birch Bay, served as a page in the Washington state House of Representatives during the week of January 28 to February 1. She was sponsored by Representative Luanne Van Werven (R-Lynden).
“I am pleased Maddy made the effort to come to Olympia and participate in the page program,” Van Werven said. “Her family has a great history of working within the legislature and it is fantastic she is continuing the tradition.”
Maddy’s parents, Joseph and Sarah, met 21 years ago while serving as interns in the state House of Representatives. Maddy is the third generation in the family to work in the legislature. Maddy is a freshman at Sehome and a varsity high school cheerleader. She also cheers competitively at Champion Cheer in Surrey, B.C.
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.