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Clover Park High School student serves as legislative page

Sophmore Gianni LaFave utilized his spring break to learn about government

Clover Park High School (CPHS) sophomore Gianni LaFave made good use of his spring break by serving as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives during the 13th week of the 2017 legislative session, April 3 - April 7.

He was sponsored by Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom.

“I really enjoyed meeting Gianni. He worked hard this week,” said Muri. “It’s amazing to see students who participate in the page program pick up an understanding of the actions of the Legislature. I hope Gianni enjoyed his time here. I look forward to seeing what the future brings for this bright young man.”

Gianni is the son of Rich Torrey and Alicia LaFave. He is a member of the CPHS football and wrestling teams, and enjoys participating in track and field. A good student, Gianni is enrolled in AP Human Geography and is an active member in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC).

During his stay at the Capitol, he observed the Legislature in action by attending page school a few hours each day. Gianni learned how to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus, delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House 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 and be between the ages of 14 and 16. Additionally, pages are required to obtain written permission from their parents and school.

CPHS sophomore Gianni LaFave

House page and Clover Park High School senior Gianni LaFave, and Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, 2017 session.