STATEHOUSE — State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) is encouraging Hoosier students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students 13 to 18 years old the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity.
“I highly encourage our local students to get involved in the House Page Program,” said Rep. Koch. “This program allows them to see firsthand how session works and provides them with the opportunity to interact with their state leaders while learning about the legislative process.”
In addition to visiting the Statehouse, pages have the opportunity to tour locations like Governor Pence’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court and both the House and Senate chambers to list a few. Pages also have the opportunity observe floor sessions and committee meetings as well as help legislative staff members. Students who serve as pages are excused from school for the day and are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Statehouse.
“This is a great opportunity for students to apply real-world knowledge to what they have studied in their government class,” said Rep. Koch. “I hope that students from our community take advantage of this incredible opportunity.”
With spots filling up fast, students who are interested in the Page Program are highly encouraged to schedule their visit quickly. Students are asked to include two separate dates to visit. Those dates should be between the first weeks of January through April. Recommended days to serve include Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays when the House is in session. There are no pages on Fridays.
For more information or to sign up, please visit www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/off_cms/page or call 1-800-382-9841.
Rep. Koch (R-Bedford) represents all of Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.