STATEHOUSE (Jan. 7, 2015) — Local students in grades six through 12 can submit requests to serve as a page with State Sen. Jim Tomes’ (R-Wadesville) office at the Statehouse during the Indiana General Assembly’s 2015 legislative session.
“The Senate page program gives students the chance to learn about the legislative process and see their government in action,” Tomes said. “When I meet pages, I can see they enjoy their day in Indianapolis. Students tour the capitol building, interact with state officials and watch debates in the Senate Chamber. It’s important for students from our area to participate in the program because one day they will be the leaders of our state.”
Serving as a page is considered an excused absence from school. The day begins with orientation at 8:30 a.m., and pages are dismissed at 3:30 p.m. Students break for lunch prior to the Senate session.
The program runs from January through April. Students may serve as pages on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. Groups serve together on Wednesdays. Due to limited space, applicants need to submit materials as soon as possible.
Students can apply online at www.IndianaSenateRepublicans.com/page-program or send a letter to State Sen. Jim Tomes, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Applications need to include the student’s name, address, home telephone number, age and school affiliation or home-school status. After applications are processed, students receive confirmation of his or her scheduled date to serve.
For more information, call 800-382-9467.
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