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Sen. Hershman: 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. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek).

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. 

Hershman said the page program is a unique, hands-on experience that is ideal for students who want to get involved in their state and community.

“Serving as a page often sparks students’ curiosity and encourages them to be an active participant in their state government,” Hershman said. “Oftentimes, pages return to the Statehouse as a member of other programs or even as an intern. I always look forward to meeting our community’s bright and talented young people, and I encourage all interested students 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 http://www.indianasenaterepublicans.com/forms/page-request/ 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.