Session: Student pages visit Rep. Zent at the Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky and Jordan Wallace  | Tuesday, April 14, 2020

STATEHOUSE (April 14, 2020) – State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse during the 2020 legislative session:

  • William Abbott, from Wolcottville, attends Prairie Heights High School;
  • Emma Archbold, from Angola, attends Angola High School;
  • Grace Connell, from Fort Wayne, attends St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School;
  • Isaac Derbyshire, from Angola, attends Prairie Heights High School;
  • Katie Deverell, from Fort Wayne, attends St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School;
  • Madison Strater, from Wolcottville, attends Prairie Heights High School;
  • Samuel Updike, from LaGrange, attends Prairie Heights High School;
  • Aiden Vanover, from Pleasant Lake, is a homeschooled student;
  • Auburn Vanover, from Pleasant Lake, is a homeschooled student; and
  • Emma Wylie, from Angola, attends Prairie Heights High School.

Through the Indiana House Page Program, these students toured offices of all branches of government in the Statehouse, helped staff with daily responsibilities and joined Zent on the House floor to witness the legislative process.

“It's exciting to see young constituents take the time to travel to the Statehouse and learn how legislation becomes law,” Zent said. “When pages come for the day, it is an opportunity to show them how lawmakers have to utilize their different backgrounds to make good policy for all Hoosiers and demonstrate the value of our citizen legislature."

Zent said students between the ages of 13 and 18 should consider participating in 2021.

For more information, call 1-800-382-9841.

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State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) represents House District 51, which includes most of LaGrange and Steuben counties.

High-resolution photos can be accessed by clicking on the  page’s name above or by visiting Denny Zent's Flickr account.