12/21/12 State Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen) invites area middle school and high school students to spend a day at the Statehouse and serve as Senate pages during the 2013 legislative session, which runs from Jan. 7 to April 29.
“The Senate page program offers a valuable educational experience at the Statehouse,” Mishler said. “Students have the opportunity to learn about the legislative process and listen to significant public policy discussions that affect our state.”
Interested students should submit page requests as soon as possible by visiting www.in.gov/senatepageprogram. Requests may also be emailed to Senator.Mishler@iga.in.gov or mailed to the following address:
State Sen. Ryan Mishler
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
All requests need to include the student’s name, address, home telephone number, age and school affiliation.
Friends wanting to page on the same day should send requests together. Mishler said specific date requests will be considered, but may not be possible. The Senate’s page office will confirm the scheduled date after processing the incoming requests.
Participating as a page is an excused absence from school. Pages must arrive at the Statehouse by 8:30 a.m. to begin their orientation. They will then tour the historic Statehouse and observe legislative proceedings in either committee rooms or the Senate Chamber.
Parents are responsible for pages’ transportation to and from the Statehouse, and pages should plan on bringing a lunch or money to buy a meal. Food can be purchased at the Government Center Cafeteria, Circle Centre Mall or one of the many downtown restaurants near the Statehouse.
For additional information on the Senate page program, visit Mishler’s website at www.in.gov/Senator.Mishler or call 1-800-382-9467.