STATEHOUSE (Feb. 3, 2012) – State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) welcomed Mt. Vernon Junior-Senior High School students Ethan and Gwen Raibley as Senate pages in January.
During the 2012 session of the Indiana General Assembly, students throughout the state are invited to participate in the page program, making the Statehouse their classroom for the day. This experience includes a tour of the Capitol and an opportunity to be on the floor of the Senate chamber, where pages can meet, have their picture taken and deliver messages to their senators.
“This is an incredible opportunity for young Hoosiers of Southwest Indiana,” Tomes said. “The page program offers a top-notch learning experience, where students visit their Statehouse, meet with legislators and have a front-row seat to see how state government operates.”
Students in grades six through 12 are invited to serve as pages on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout session, Tomes said.
For more information on how your student can serve as an Indiana Senate page for a day, visit http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/2340.htm.