Oachs serves as House page [UPDATED]Published 9:47am Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Updated 11:49am Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Jared Oachs, a junior at West Central Area Schools, is in St. Paul this week as part of the High School Page Program. Each week high school juniors get a chance to assist the House during the legislative session as pages. Tasks include helping coordinate materials for work taken up on the floor and in committee, as well as helping various representatives.
Jared heard about the program through his civics teacher, Mr. Walters, who mentions the program to his classes every year. To be accepted into the program, he had to fill out an application and write a short essay on why he was interested in serving in the House.
Rep. Jay McNamar (DFL – Elbow Lake), who represents Jared’s community, is proud to have a young leader down at the capitol.