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
- Home telephone number
- 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.