(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 14, 2009 - State Rep. Rich McClain (R-Logansport) encourages area students to apply for the Statehouse Page Program. The Indiana House of Representatives offers the chance to students between the ages of 13 and 18 to come to the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity.
Pages will receive a tour of the Statehouse, including the governor's office, the Indiana House, Senate and Supreme Court. Pages are also given the opportunity to witness floor sessions and committee hearings taking place during their visit. Finally, pages will spend time with Rep. McClain in the House chambers, assisting him throughout the day.
Students who serve as pages receive an excused absence from school. However, pages are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Statehouse. Availability is limited, so students should send in requests quickly.
Those interested in serving as a page for the House of Representatives should send their name, age, address, phone number and school to state Rep. Rich McClain, 200 W. Washington St., Statehouse Room 401-7, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or e-mail requests to H24@in.gov.
Please remember to include two different dates between the second week in January and the last week of April. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the best days to serve; there are no pages on Fridays.