[r17] House Page Program now accepting pages for 2013 session

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Thursday, January 3, 2013

STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Tim Harman (R-Bremen) 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 wonderful opportunity for students to take part in the legislative process and see what goes on at the Statehouse,” said Rep. Harman. “It is a rewarding experience for pages to be a part of the Legislature for the day, and I hope to see some familiar faces take advantage of the program.”

Along with visiting the capitol building and touring such locations as the governor's office, the chambers of the Indiana House and Senate and the Indiana Supreme Court, pages get the chance to witness floor sessions and committee meetings and help staff members.

Students who serve as pages are excused from school for the day. Pages are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Statehouse.

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 in January through April. 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.html or call 1-800-382-9841.