[r73] House Page Program now accepting pages for 2015 session

Posted by: Lindsay Devlin  | Thursday, January 8, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Steve Davisson (R-Salem) 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.

“Participating in the page program is a unique opportunity for a student to witness firsthand how state government operates,” said Rep. Davisson. “I hope that students will jump at the chance to experience the Indiana Legislature in action.”

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.

“I believe the House Page Program is an invaluable experience, and I look forward to meeting students from our community who participate in the program,” said Rep. Davisson.

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 January and March.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the best days to serve, as that is when 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.