STATEHOUSE (Jan. 5, 2017) — Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program, according to State Rep. Curt Nisly (R-Goshen).
While at the Statehouse, House pages spend the day touring the House and Senate chambers, the Indiana Supreme Court and governor’s office. Pages also observe the legislative session directly from the floor of the House, listening to debates on important policy issues.
“This educational opportunity is a perfect way for students to witness firsthand how state government works,” Nisly said. “I encourage local students to spend a day at the Statehouse and get a closer look at how elected officials serve their communities.”
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. Nisly said student pages receive an excused absence from school.
Nisly 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 Boys and Girls Scout Clubs may be scheduled to page on Wednesdays.
State Rep. Curt Nisly (R-Goshen) represents portions of Elkhart and Kosciusko counties.
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