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Feb. 22, 2024

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Vancouver teen joins Rep. Paul Harris as a page in state House of Representatives

The Columbian

CAMAS — Union High School student Reid Shepard recently worked as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives, sponsored by 17th District Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver.

Reid, 16, is a member of his school’s National Honor Society, the STEM club, and the Voters of Tomorrow club. Reid is also a competitive swimmer, interested in social justice issues and enjoys hanging out with his friends.

Reid was responsible for delivering messages and documents to state lawmakers working in various locations, including the House chamber. He also attended Legislative Page School during the day, where he had the opportunity to learn more about the legislative process.

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. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program.