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Sen. Dernulc welcomes local student to Statehouse


Contact: Kristen Gorski, Press Secretary

Sen. Dernulc welcomes local student to Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2023) – State Sen. Dan Dernulc (R-Highland) welcomed Ryan Salinas, a Lake Central High School student from St. John, to the Statehouse to serve as 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.

"As one of the Senators of Northern Indiana, I understand it is much more difficult for students to make the long journey to Indianapolis to spend the day learning about the legislative process," Dernulc said. "I would like to thank Ryan for making the trek down from Senate District 1 and I look forward to meeting more dedicated students in the next few months."

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. Dan Dernulc (R-Highland) represents Senate District 1,
which includes a portion of Lake County.
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