STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Ft. Wayne) 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 and participate in the legislative process.
"I am looking forward to meeting the pages when they come to the Statehouse. This is a great program and I hope to see lots of students from my district participate in it," said Rep. Morris.
The session that is coming up will begin January 5 and run thru April 29. A student, who participates in the Page Program, will tour the Statehouse which includes the Governor's Office, the Supreme Court, the House Chamber and the Senate Chamber. Students will also be observing a session from the floor and assisting Rep. Morris with his daily activities.
"Students really get to experience all aspects of the legislative process throughout the day," stated Rep. Morris. "This is why I hope many students travel down and take advantage of this opportunity to experience the Statehouse up close."
Students that choose to participate will have an excused day of absence from their school and are responsible for finding their own transportation both to and from the Statehouse.
Please make an appointment quickly, as availability fills up fast.
Those interested in serving as a page for the House of Representatives should send their name, age, address, phone number and school to H84@iga.in.gov or send via mail Attn: Rep. Morris, 200 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Students can apply online by going to: www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/page.html