STATEHOUSE  — Applications are open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy).

Pages have an opportunity to join Friend during the legislative session and tour the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the House and Senate chambers.

“Each year, I look forward to meeting with pages from our community and teaching them about what their elected officials do on behalf of their constituents,” Friend said. “This program is a great educational experience for students so I encourage those interested to apply soon.”

To be a page, applicants should be between the ages of 13 and 18. Friend said student pages receive an excused absence from school and groups can sign up to participate together.

The 2018 legislative session began Wednesday, Jan. 3, and must conclude by March 14. Friend said page positions fill quickly and encouraged participants to apply early online at www.indianahouserepublicans.com/pageprogram or by calling 800-382-9841.

SOURCE: News release from State. Rep. Bill Friend  (R-Macy) , who represents House District 23, which includes portions of Cass, Fulton and Miami counties.