State Rep. Bill Friend

STATEHOUSE  — Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program, according to State Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy).

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.

“The page program is a unique experience that offers a firsthand look at the legislative process,” Friend said. “I always enjoy meeting young Hoosiers interested in our state government and teaching them about what their elected officials do for them.”

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

Friend 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.

Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy) represents House District 23, which includes portions of Cass, Fulton and Miami counties.

SOURCE: News release from the Office of State Rep. Bill Friend

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