Rep. Frye: House Pages gain hands-on experience, government involvement

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, January 6, 2017 8:06 am

The Indiana House of Representatives offers a hands-on learning experience through its page program. This program helps our young Hoosiers understand how laws are made in Indiana.

To be a page, applicants should be between the ages of 13 and 18, which is typically grades 6-12. I welcome larger groups like our local FFA members and Boy and Girl scouts to come serve as pages as well.

Students participating in this interactive educational experience receive an excused absence from school. While at the Statehouse, House pages tour historical sites like the House and Senate chambers, the Indiana Supreme Court and the governor’s office. They will also be present on the House floor when the legislative session comes to order and be able to observe parliamentary procedure in action while listening to debates on important public policy issues. Pages are also assigned age-appropriate tasks like delivering important messages and sorting files. It’s always one of my favorites days when I get to interact with students from our community.

Pages can come to the Statehouse from January to the end of April while the General Assembly is in session. House pages are scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Large groups like FFA clubs may be scheduled on Wednesdays. We also try to schedule participating siblings and friends together, so please be sure to note that preference when signing up. The day typically starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration and orientation, with dismissal at 3:30 p.m. Lunch is supervised in the Government Center cafeteria.                                                           

The 2017 session kicked-off Jan. 4, and page positions fill quickly. Please be sure to sign up early. To apply, visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com/page-program. You can also contact my office at 317-234-3847 or email at h67@iga.in.gov.

This program is a great opportunity for the young folks in our community to learn about the Indiana General Assembly, and I always enjoy meeting our future leaders. I look forward to welcoming students to the Statehouse during the 2017 legislative session.

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State Rep. Frye (R-Greensburg) represents House District 67, which includes Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties, as well as portions of Decatur, Jennings, Jefferson and Dearborn counties.

         A high-resolution photo of Frye can be downloaded by clicking here.