STATEHOUSE (Jan. 3, 2014) — State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) invites students in grades six through 12 to serve as Senate pages during the Indiana General Assembly’s 2014 legislative session.
The Indiana Senate Page Program is now accepting applications for student pages, 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.
“Students in Southwest Indiana would benefit from visiting Indiana’s capitol for a day, seeing for themselves how laws are created, and talking with legislators,” Tomes said. “I appreciate the chance to introduce young Hoosiers to their state government and hope to see many students during the upcoming session.”
The program runs from January to early March, 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 at www.indianasenaterepublicans.com/page-program or send a letter to their senator. Letters can be addressed to Sen. Jim Tomes, c/o Indiana Senate, State of Indiana, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. All requests must include:
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 about the page program, call 800-382-9467.