Page program opens for students

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 begin in January and continue through mid-April. 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