[r75] Rep. Bacon encourages student participation (12/16/2010)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Start Date: 12/16/2010 All Day
End Date: 12/16/2010

Rep. Bacon encourages student participation

STATEHOUSE - State Representative Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) is encouraging students ages 13-18 to sign up for the Indiana House Page Program.  The program allows students to experience and participate in a full day of legislative activity.

"The House Page Program is an excellent opportunity for students to go behind the scenes and see the inner workings of how the state is run," said Rep. Bacon. "It's a unique educational and hands-on experience that I recommend for all students to get involved with; it will help them have a better understanding of the legislative process."

Students will tour the governor's office, the chambers of the Indiana House and Senate, and the Indiana Supreme Court. Pages also get the chance to witness floor sessions, committee meetings and help staff members.

Students will be given an excused absence for one day of school, and are responsible for transportation to and from Indianapolis. Appointments fill up quickly, so interested students should sign up as soon 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 State Rep. Ron Bacon, 200 W. Washington St., Statehouse Room 401-4, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or e-mail requests to H75@in.gov.