Spend a day at the Statehouse with Rep. Olthoff

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, December 28, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 28, 2016) — Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program, according to State Rep. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point).

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.

“This unique experience is a full day of learning about how we make laws in Indiana,” Olthoff said. “I encourage students to apply so they can come to the Statehouse and get a closer look at how state government works.”

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

Olthoff 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. Julie Olthoff represents House District 19,

which includes a portions of Lake and Porter counties.

 

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