Rep. Mike Steele sponsors Wenatchee High School student as House page

14-year-old high school student Shane Tamngin traveled to Olympia this week to serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 12th District Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan.

Tamngin is the son of Blair Tamngin. He is a freshman at Wenatchee High School. When he is not in school, he likes participating in cross-country, wrestling and spending time with his friends and family.

“It was a privilege to sponsor Shane as a page this week,” said Steele. “It's important for young people to take an interest in how state government works. I'm glad Shane had the opportunity to come to Olympia and get a firsthand look at the legislative process.”

While in Olympia, Shane's responsibilities included delivering messages and documents to legislators in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber during floor sessions. He also attended the Legislature's page school, where he learned about various legislative actions.

“This is probably one of the greatest things I've ever done,” said Shane. “I would definitely recommend it to other kids.”

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page Program. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program. Students spend a week working in Olympia learning the inner workings of state government. To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor and be between the ages of 14 and 16. Additionally, pages are required to obtain written permission from their parents and school.

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