House lawmakers invite students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 19, 2018) – State Reps. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) and Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) encourage students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.

According to Soliday, those who are between the ages of 13 to 18 can spend a day at the Statehouse in Indianapolis helping staff and local legislators, touring government offices, and learning about the legislative process.

“The page program is a great way for students to jumpstart their civic engagement and learn more about how their state government works,” Soliday said. “Witnessing the legislative proceedings firsthand helps students develop an understanding of how laws are created and encourages them to stay involved in the future.”

Aylesworth said student pages receive an excused absence from school and groups can participate together.

“Each year, we see individuals and student groups from schools and organizations across the state paging at the Statehouse,” Aylesworth said. “It’s always fun to meet with them and help them understand how the legislative process works. I hope to see many students from our community taking advantage of this opportunity this session.”

For more information and to sign up, visit or call 800-382-9841.

The 2019 legislative session begins Thursday, Jan. 3, and must conclude by April 30.


State Rep. Michael Aylesworth (R-Hebron) represents House District 11,
which includes portions of Lake and Porter counties. 
here for a high-resolution photo.

State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) represents House
District 4, which includes a portion of Porter County. 
here for a high-resolution photo.