Spend a day at the Statehouse with Rep. DeVon

Thursday, January 5, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 5, 2017) — Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).

While at the Statehouse, House pages spend the day touring the House and Senate chambers, the Indiana Supreme Court and governor’s office. They also observe the legislative session directly from the floor of the House, listening to debates on important policy issues.

“I always look forward to St. Joseph County students visiting the Statehouse through the page program,” DeVon said. “Gaining firsthand knowledge about the legislative process and viewing session from the House floor is an invaluable civics lesson.”

Pages are also assigned age-appropriate tasks like delivering important messages and sorting files. To be a page, applicants should be between the ages of 13 and 18, which is typically grades 6-12. DeVon said student pages receive an excused absence from school.

DeVon also said the 2017 session began on Jan. 4, and page positions fill quickly. To apply, visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com/pageprogram or call 800-382-9841.

Those students who wish to page together should note that on their individual applications. House pages are scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Large groups like Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts may be scheduled to page on Wednesdays.

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State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) represents House District 5, which includes parts St. Joseph of county.

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