(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 9, 2008 - The legislative session is here and state Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) would like to invite area students to apply for the Statehouse Page Program.
The Indiana House of Representatives offers a page program, which allows students from across the state to experience the lawmaking process firsthand. Through the program, these Hoosier students get to participate in Statehouse activity as a legislative page for the day.
"This is a great opportunity for kids to come and see how the lawmaking process really works," said Rep. Borders. "I enjoy meeting and talking to students from our communities in the Statehouse. Also, pages are a great help to us during the busy legislative session."
During the page experience, students will be given a tour of the entire Capitol, including the governor's office, the chambers of both the Indiana House and Senate, and the Indiana Supreme Court. Also, pages are given an opportunity to witness any floor sessions and committee hearings that might be taking place during their visit. Finally, pages will spend time on the floor of the House of Representatives with Rep. Borders, assisting him throughout the day.
Pages must be at least 13 years old and will receive an excused absence from school for the day. Each page is responsible for transportation to and from the Statehouse. Availability is limited, so students should send in requests quickly. The House page office will try to meet requests for specific dates. 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. Bruce Borders, 200 W. Washington St., Statehouse Room 401-5, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or e-mail their request to H45@IN.Gov.