Hendricks County lawmakers invite local students to page at Statehouse

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 20, 2023) – Hendricks County lawmakers invite local students to spend a day serving as a House page at the Indiana Statehouse during the 2023 legislative session.

According to State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton), Hoosier students ages 13 to 18 can sign up to page, and assist lawmakers and staff with daily duties while touring the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court, and House and Senate chambers.

“The 2023 session is in full swing, and it’s a great time for students to visit the Statehouse and see the action,” Thompson said. “As a teacher, I know how impactful hands-on learning is, and paging is a great way to better understand how laws are made and how state government operates.”

State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) said pages will receive an excused absence from school and can participate in groups, such as Girl Scouts troops.  

“I always look forward to welcoming students from Hendricks County to the Statehouse,” Steuerwald said. “From FFA and student council members to friends or siblings, I hope students from our community sign up and participate in the House Page Program.”

“Learning how government works can foster a sense of pride in our state and get young Hoosiers more engaged in their communities,” said State Rep. Craig Haggard (R-Mooresville). “Students should take advantage of this opportunity and sign up soon, as openings are limited and fill quickly.”
 
State Rep. Becky Cash (R-Zionsville) said Hoosiers can visit indianahouserepublicans.com/pageprogram or call 1-800-382-9841 to sign up their student to participate.

“As a new legislator, I’m excited to meet pages from our district and help them learn about their state government,” Cash said. “I’ve worked with children throughout the years, and enjoy seeing them explore new things and grow their confidence. Paging is a fun adventure and I hope students from our area are able to participate this session.”

Opportunities to page are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout session, which began on Jan. 9 and must conclude by the end of April. Students are responsible for their lunch, and transportation to and from the Statehouse.

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