STATEHOUSE — State Representative Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) is encouraging local 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 is a unique way for students to get involved in state government and experience the ins and outs that a textbook alone simply cannot teach,” said Rep. Mayfield. “I encourage anyone who is interested to apply, and this year, I hope that we can fill the Statehouse with bright young minds from District 60.”
Along with visiting the capitol building and touring such locations as the governor's office, the Indiana House and Senate Chambers and the Indiana Supreme Court, pages get the chance to witness floor sessions and committee meetings.
Students who serve as pages are excused from school for the day. Pages are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Statehouse as well as their own lunch.
Interested students are encouraged to schedule their visit quickly, as spots fill up fast. Pages are asked to include two different dates when they can come to the Statehouse between the first week of January through mid-March. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the best days to serve. There are no pages on Fridays. To sign up, visit: www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/off_cms/page or call 1-800-382-9841.