House Page Program now accepting applications

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Monday, December 22, 2014 8:00 am

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) is encouraging Hoosier students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students 13 to 18 years old the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity.

“The House Page Program provides students with the chance to gain firsthand knowledge of what takes place at the Statehouse,” said Rep. Soliday. “Every year, I enjoy meeting the pages from Northwest Indiana, and I am always amazed by their eagerness to learn more about how government operates at such a young age.”

In addition to visiting the Statehouse, pages have the opportunity to tour locations like Governor Pence’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court and both the House and Senate chambers to list a few. Pages also have the opportunity observe floor sessions and committee meetings as well as help legislative staff members. Students who serve as pages are excused from school for the day and are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Statehouse.

“This is a great opportunity to see what goes on behind-the-scenes and to get involved in the legislative process,” said Rep. Soliday. “I encourage students to participate in this program and look forward to meeting all the pages from our community in the coming months.”

With spots filling up fast, students who are interested in the Page Program are highly encouraged to schedule their visit quickly. Students are asked to include two separate dates to visit. Those dates should be between the first weeks of January through April. Recommended days to serve include Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays when the House is in session. There are no pages on Fridays.

For more information or to sign up, please visit www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/off_cms/page or call 1-800-382-9841.

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Rep. Soliday represents the city of Valparaiso, all of Center, Union and Washington townships and portions of Liberty and Jackson townships.