Spend a day at the Statehouse with Rep. McNamara

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, December 22, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 22, 2016) — Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program, according to State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville).

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.

“Being a part of the education system, I have seen firsthand how vital it is students receive information from a variety of ways,” said State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville). “Coming to the Statehouse and learning about how state government works engages students in a unique way.”

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

McNamara 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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State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) represents House District 76,
which includes portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.

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