[r54] Rep. Saunders Invites Students to Experience Statehouse Activity (1/12/2010)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Start Date: 1/12/2010 All Day
End Date: 1/12/2010

STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) invites students to apply for the House Page Program. The Indiana House of Representatives' Page Program allows students from across the state to experience the lawmaking process firsthand. Through the program, Hoosier students get to participate in Statehouse activity as a legislative page for a day.

"The page program is an exceptional way to experience the rich history and long-standing traditions that Indiana's government offers," said Rep. Saunders. "Not only will the program build on Hoosier youth's education, but it will give them a first hand experience of how the past effects the present."

Pages receive a tour of the Statehouse, including the governor's office, the chambers of the Indiana House, Senate and Supreme Court. Also, pages are given the opportunity to witness any floor sessions and committee hearings taking place during their visit. Finally, pages will spend time in the House chambers with Rep. Saunders, 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.

Those interested in serving as a page for Rep. Saunders should send their name, age, address, phone number and school to state Rep. Tom Saunders at 200 W. Washington St., Statehouse Rm. 401-8, Indianapolis, IN 46204; e-mail information to H54@IN.GOV; or visit the State of Indiana House Republicans Web site.

Availability is limited, so students are encouraged to send requests in quickly. The House page office will try to meet requests for specific dates.