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Senator Head Encourages Students to Serve as Statehouse Pages

January 16, 2012
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01/17/12 Area middle and high school students are invited to make the Indiana Statehouse their “classroom for a day” by serving as Senate pages during the 2012 Indiana General Assembly.

Pages have the opportunity to spend a day at the Statehouse working with their senator and Senate staff in this legislative session, which started Wednesday, Jan. 4 and by law must end no later than Wednesday, March 14.

Students who page learn about the legislative process through observation and participation. By interacting firsthand with legislators and staff, state government is brought to life. Pages get to see lawmakers introduce bills, debate and vote on important issues, all while meeting other students from Indiana.

Interested students should submit page requests as soon as possible in a letter or email and include the following information:

  • The student’s name, as it would appear on a certificate;
  • Address;
  • Home telephone number;
  • Age; and
  • School affiliation

Friends wanting to page on the same day should send requests together. Specific date requests will be considered, but may not be possible.

The Senate’s page office will confirm the scheduled date after processing incoming requests.

To be a page this session, e-mail requests to Senator.Head@iga.in.gov or send by U.S. Mail to:

State Sen. Randy Head
       Indiana Senate
       200 W. Washington St.
       Indianapolis, IN 46204

Participating as a page is an excused absence from school. Pages must arrive at the Statehouse by 8:30 a.m. to begin their day in orientation. They then tour the historic Statehouse and observe proceedings in either committee rooms or the Senate Chamber.

Parents are responsible for transportation and student pages provide their own lunches, which can be purchased at the Government Center Cafeteria, Circle Centre Mall or one of the many downtown restaurants.

For additional information, click here or call 1-800-382-9467.

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