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Sen. Glick: Indiana Senate now accepting student page requests

State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) invites students in grades 6-12 to serve as Senate pages during the Indiana General Assembly’s 2014 legislative session.

The Indiana Senate Page Program is now accepting applications for student pages, offering an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at the General Assembly. During the one-day program, participants tour the Indiana Statehouse, meet and interact with their senator, and watch debates in the Senate Chamber.

Glick said the page program is a hands-on approach to teaching students about state government, which brings what they learn in the classroom to life.

“Students who serve as pages see their textbook material in action,” Glick said. “During the legislative session, the Senate is hard at work creating and voting on new laws and pages have the unique opportunity to be a part of this process. It’s always great to see so many pages at the Statehouse every year, and I urge all students with an interest in government or public service to apply.”

The program runs from Jan. 6 until March 14, 2014, and students may serve as pages on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. Space is limited, so applicants should submit their materials as soon as possible.

Students can apply online at www.indianasenaterepublicans.com/page-program or send a letter to their senator. Letters can be addressed to Senator Glick c/o Indiana Senate, State of Indiana, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. All requests must include:

·           Student’s name

·           Address

·           Home telephone number

·           Age

·           School affiliation or home-school status

Orientation for pages begins at 8:30 a.m., and pages are dismissed at 3:30 p.m. Students will take a break for lunch prior to the Senate floor session at 1:30 p.m. This is considered an excused absence from school. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the Statehouse.

For more information about the page program, call 1-800-382-9467.