By HILLARY CHERRY
Press Secretary, Senate Majority Communications Office
Local students in grades six through 12 can submit requests to serve as a page with State Sen. Ryan Mishler’s office at the Statehouse during the Indiana General Assembly’s 2015 legislative session.
Mishler serves State Senate District 9 which includes portions of Elkhart, Kosciusko, Marshall and St. Joseph counties.
“The Senate page program gives local students the opportunity to witness the legislative process in person,” Mishler said. “Pages will tour the Statehouse, interact with state officials and watch debates in the Senate Chamber. I look forward to connecting with the future leaders of our community.”
Serving as a page is considered an excused absence from school. The day begins with orientation at 8:30 a.m., and pages are dismissed at 3:30 p.m. Students break for lunch prior to the Senate session.
The program runs from January through April.
Students may serve as pages on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. Groups serve together on Wednesdays. Due to limited space, applicants need to submit materials as soon as possible.
Students can apply online at www.IndianaSenateRepublicans.com/page-program or send a letter to State Sen. Ryan Mishler, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Applications need to include the student’s name, address, home telephone number, age and school affiliation or home-school status.
After applications are processed, students receive confirmation of his or her scheduled date to serve.
For more information, call (800) 382-9467.