Clara Nichols of Arlington pages in the Washington State House of Representatives

Clara Nichols of Arlington paged in the Washington State House of Representatives February 10-14. The local student, who is home-schooled, was sponsored by 10th District Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton.  

Clara got an up-close look at the Legislature during the fourth week of the 2020 legislative session. Her responsibilities included delivering messages and documents to state lawmakers in their offices, in committee meetings, and on the floor of the House chamber. She also attended Legislative Page School every day. 

“Clara is an absolutely delightful and extraordinarily intelligent young woman. A future leader,” said Smith. “I enjoyed learning more about her. Clara’s interests span across so many areas. I know that whatever she applies herself to, she will be very successful and make a difference.”

Clara is the daughter of Calvin and Megan Nichols of Arlington.    

To serve as a page for the Washington State House of Representatives, a student is required to:

  • have permission from a parent or guardian;
  • have permission from his or her current school in the current year;
  • be sponsored by a member of the Washington State House of Representatives; and
  • be 14-16 years old.

For more information about the House Page Program, visit:

To learn more about the Gina Grant Bull Memorial Legislative Page Scholarship Program, visit: The 2020 legislative session is scheduled to end March 12.


Washington State House Republican Communications