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Sen. Bassler welcomes local student to Statehouse

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Avi Sarkar, Press Secretary Intern

Sen. Bassler welcomes local student to Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (Feb 20, 2023) – Sen. Bassler (R- Washington) welcomed Ava Swartzentruber, a homeschool student from Washington, to the Statehouse where she served as a Senate page in January.

Pages spend a day at the Statehouse touring the historic building, observing debates from the Senate floor and interacting with their state senator.

"I always enjoy the opportunity to meet pages from our area like Ava," Bassler said. "The Indiana Senate Page Program is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about their state government and how it operates."

Students in grades six through 12 participate in the page program on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the legislative session. Groups serve on Wednesdays.

To learn more about the Senate Page Program, visit


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State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) represents Senate District 39, which include Davies, Greene,
Knox, Martin counties and portions of Owen and Sullivan counties.
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