Spend a day at the Statehouse with Rep. Ellington

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, December 27, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 27, 2016) — Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program, according to State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington).

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.

“It is with great joy that I welcome pages from my home district to the Statehouse,” Ellington said. “This unique educational experience is an excellent way to learn the lawmaking process. It also gives students a closer look at what elected officials do for Indiana.”

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. Ellington said student pages receive an excused absence from school.

Ellington also said the 2017 session begins 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 Boys and Girls Scout Clubs may be scheduled to page on Wednesdays.

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Rep. Jeff Ellington represents House District 62, which includes

portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.

 

A high-resolution photo of Ellington can be downloaded by clicking here.