State Senators Urge Students to Apply to be Pages

State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) announced the Indiana Senate is now accepting applications for the Senate Page Program.

This full-day interactive program gives students in grades six through 12 the opportunity to tour the Indiana Statehouse, observe session debates on the Senate floor, and assist staff with age-appropriate tasks. Students will also meet with their state senator.

“I encourage all local students to spend a day at the Statehouse to experience our state legislature firsthand,” said Bassler. “This program is a great experience for students to more thoroughly understand state government, and it might spark a life-long interest in local and state policy.”

The 2018 Senate Page Program will run from mid-January through early March. Positions fill quickly, so it is important to sign up early. Pages are scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during the legislative session starting at 8:30 a.m. and dismissing at 3:30 p.m. Groups serve together on Wednesdays. Serving as a page is considered an excused absence from school.

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State Senator Mark Messmer of Jasper also invites students in his district to apply.   His district covers a portion of Daviess County.   “I hope the students in our area take advantage of getting an up-close look at their state legislature,” Messmer said. “By participating in the Senate Page Program, students will be able to observe discussions on the issues facing our state, experience the exciting atmosphere of the Statehouse, and meet with their elected official.”