Jesaint Baril with Rep. Lynn Kessler

Jesaint Baril, 4-H Network News reporter and eighth-grade student at Blue Heron Middle School, recently spent a week serving as a page for Rep. Lynn Kessler, D-Hoquiam. Baril is the son of Haydee and Richard Baril of Tomball, Texas. Since 1981, students have come from across the state to serve as pages in the Senate and House of Representatives. Pages spend one week in Olympia, with housing and a meal allowance provided. To serve as a page, a student must be at least 14 years old but not yet 17, have permission from his school and from his parents or legal guardian, and be sponsored by a member of the House or Senate. For more information visit