Rep. Gutwein encourages youth to learn firsthand about legislation

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, December 17, 2010 8:00 am

STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) is encouraging local students to apply for the Statehouse Page Program. The Indiana House of Representatives offers the chance 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 is like involving legislative activity."The House Page Program is a great opportunity for students to get involved and see how our legislature works," said Rep. Gutwein. "It's a good way to learn what happens at the Statehouse."

Pages will get to assist Rep. Gutwein with his daily activities and duties during their visit.

Pages that participate in the program will have an excused day of absence from their school. Pages will be responsible for their transportation arrangements both to and from the Statehouse.

Students interested in serving as a page for the House of Representatives should go to a parent or guardian. Availability fills up quickly, so students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please have the first and second choice dates ready, and provide the student's name, address, age, home phone number and school.

"I hope to see students from my district serving as pages this upcoming legislative session," said Rep. Gutwein.