(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 15-, 2009 - State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) is offering opportunities for area students who are interested in serving as single-day pages in the Indiana House of Representatives. By serving as a House page, students are given the opportunity to view and participate in the day-to-day activities of the General Assembly.
Selected students will spend a day in House chamber, assisting Rep. Soliday. The day's work involves responding to representatives' requests, delivering messages and running errands. In addition, pages will be given a tour of Statehouse, including the governor's office, the chambers of the Indiana House, Senate and Supreme Court. Pages will also be given an opportunity to witness any floor sessions and committee hearings taking place during their visit.Pages should be at least 13 years old. The House Student Services Office will try to meet requests for specific dates. Students will be excused from school for the day. Each page will need to arrive at the Statehouse by 8:30 a.m. Students will also need to arrange for transportation to and from the Statehouse. The legislative session runs through Apr. 29.
Availability is limited, so students should apply as soon as possible. Those interested in serving as a page for the House may apply online at http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/student/pageindex.html or by calling the House Student Services Office at 317-233-9815.