[r59] Rep. Smith: Paging all students to the Statehouse (12/20/2010)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Start Date: 12/20/2010 All Day
End Date: 12/20/2010
STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Milo Smith (R-Columbus) is encouraging local students to apply for the Statehouse Page Program. The Indiana House of Representatives offers the chance for students between the ages of 13 and 18 to come to the Statehouse and participate in the legislative process.

"I am very excited to meet all the pages and spend the day speaking with them and hearing what they think about how the Statehouse operates, said Rep. Smith.

The session that is coming up will begin January 5 and run thru April 29. A student, who participates in the Page Program, will observe a session from the floor and assist Rep. Smith with his daily activities. They will also tour the Statehouse which includes the Governor's Office, the Supreme Court, the House Chamber and the Senate Chamber.

"The Page Program is a excellent learning experience for all students and I think it provides a great glimpse into how a bill become a law," states Rep. Smith.

Students that choose to participate will have an excused day of absence from their school and are responsible for finding their own transportation both to and from the Statehouse.

Availability fills up fast so interested students are encouraged to make an appointment as quickly as possible.

Those interested in serving as a page for the House of Representatives should send their name, age, address, phone number and school to H59@iga.in.gov or send via mail Attn: Rep. Smith, 200 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Students also have an opportunity to apply online by going to Rep. Smith's website: www.in.gov/h59 and clicking on the header "Student Opportunities" then clicking "Become a Page" and following the directions to submit their application.