Rep. Skyler Rude hosts Prosser teen as page in the state House of Representatives

Miley Skeen, a student at Prosser High School, recently traveled to Olympia to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. Rep. Skyler Rude was her legislative sponsor.

“Having Miley as my guest was such a blast,” said Rude, R-Walla Walla. “She’s an awesome kid! I hope she had a fantastic time at the Capitol, meeting new friends and getting the hang of how things work in the Legislature.”

As a page, Miley learned to navigate the many buildings around the Capitol campus, delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff, and assisted on the House floor. She attended page school each day to learn and understand the operations of the Legislature.

Rude added, “Our Washington Legislature stands out as one of the only legislatures still offering a page program. Civic education holds a crucial place in our state’s curriculum, and there’s no better way to understand how our government functions than through hands-on experience. Miley got to dive into the learning process by actively participating.”

Miley, whose parents are Mark and Angela Skeen of Prosser, has a variety of interests and hobbies. She enjoys running track and cheerleading, as well as indulging in reading, hiking, watching movies with her family, and listening to music – particularly artists like Noah Kahan and Taylor Swift. Her passion for history makes it her favorite subject in school.

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 $50 a day and can earn up to 20 hours of community service 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, click here.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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