State District 44 Sen. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, recently announced the Indiana Senate has begun accepting applications for the page program.
This full-day interactive program gives students in grades 6 through 12 the opportunity to tour the Indiana Statehouse, observe session debates on the Senate floor and assist staff with age-appropriate tasks. Students also will meet with their state senator.
Koch said the program allows students to get an up-close look at their state legislature and may spark an interest in civic engagement that could last a lifetime.
The program will run from Jan. 23 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 Wednesdays.
Serving as a page is considered an excused absence from school.
For information or to apply, visit www.indianasenaterepublicans.com/page-program.