Rep. Mark Harmsworth sponsors homeschool student as House page
Homeschool student Jonah Teschlog traveled to Olympia last week to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 44th District Rep. Mark Harmsworth.
“I want to thank Jonah for his service as a page last week,” said Harmsworth. “The House Page Program offers an education for young people like no other. Instead of a textbook about state government, these kids learn by serving. Jonah has a bright future ahead of him. I hope his week in Olympia inspires him to get involved in civic life, maybe even run for office.”
Jonah is the son of Dennis and Jamie Teschlog. When he is not in school, he enjoys gaming and coding. As part of his page duties for the week, he learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus by delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff. He also attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature.
Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative 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 to 16, and obtain written permission from their parents and school.
###Washington State House Republican Communications