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Sen. Banks: Indiana Senate Now Accepting Page Requests

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 13, 2013) — Students in grades six through 12 can now submit requests to serve as a page during the Indiana General Assembly’s 2014 legislative session, said State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City).

The Indiana Senate Page Program opened applications for student pages today, offering an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at the General Assembly. During the one-day program, participants tour the Statehouse, meet and interact with their senator and watch debates in the Senate chamber.

Banks said the page program is especially rewarding for students who have a strong interest in public service.

“This is a personal, hands-on experience that lets students see their state government in action,” Banks said. “Many pages take what they learn from this program and use those skills in other areas of their state and community. It’s always a pleasure to welcome pages to the Statehouse, and I encourage any interested student to apply.”

The program runs from Jan. 6 to March 14, 2014, and students may serve as pages on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. Space is limited, so ­­applicants should submit their materials as soon as possible.

Students can apply online or send a letter to their senator. Letters can be addressed to the senator, c/o Indiana Senate, State of Indiana, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. All requests must include:

  • Student’s name
  • Address
  • Home telephone number
  • Age
  • School affiliation or home-school status 

Orientation for pages begins at 8:30 a.m., and pages are dismissed at 3:30 p.m. Students will take a break for lunch prior to the Senate floor session at 1:30 p.m. This is considered an excused absence from school. For more information, call 800-382-9467.