STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) 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.
“I strongly encourage students to apply for this experience,” said Rep. Koch. “The House Page Program is a great way for young Hoosiers to get behind the scenes of the legislative process and really see how session works. They will be able to interact with legislators, and it will truly be a great experience for them.”
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 weeks of January through April. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the best days to serve, as those are the days that the House is in session. There are no pages on Fridays. To sign up, visit www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/off_cms/page or call 1-800-382-9841.