STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) is encouraging local 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.
“It’s important for young people to learn what goes on during the legislative session,” said Rep. Ubelhor. “The House Page Program is the perfect way for students to do that. This experience will allow them to gain hands-on experience and meet Indiana’s legislators. I strongly encourage those eligible to apply.”
Along with visiting the capitol building and touring such locations as the governor's office, the chambers of the Indiana House and Senate and the Indiana Supreme Court, pages get the chance to witness floor sessions and committee meetings and help staff members.
Students who serve as pages are excused from school for the day. Pages are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Statehouse.
Interested students are encouraged to schedule their visit quickly, as spots fill up fast. Pages are asked to include two different dates when they can come to the Statehouse between January and April. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the best days to serve because that is when the House is in session. There are no pages on Fridays. To sign up, visit www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/off_cms/page or call 1-800-382-9841.