[r82] Rep. Espich encourages youth to take a page out of his book (1/12/2010)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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

STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Jeff Espich (R-Uniondale) is encouraging local students to apply for the Statehouse Page Program. The Indiana House of Representatives offers the opportunity for students between the ages of 13 and 18 to come to the Statehouse to both interact and get a firsthand experience of what a full day of legislative activity.

"I highly recommend students in our surrounding communities to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity," said Rep. Espich. "I feel it is very important for the young people to be civically engaged and educated on how legislation operates at the state level."

Pages will have a variety of opportunities to tour the Statehouse building, including a walk through the governor's office and the Indiana House, Senate and Supreme Court chambers. Pages will also be given the chance to witness committee meetings and floor sessions that take place throughout the day. Pages will get to assist Rep. Espich with his daily activities and duties during their visit as well.

Pages that choose to take advantage of this opportunity will receive an excused day of absence from school. Pages will be responsible for finding their means of transportation both to and from the Statehouse visit. Availability fills up fast so students who interested 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 state Rep. Jeff Espich, 200 W. Washington St., Statehouse Room 401-1, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or e-mail requests to H82@in.gov.