Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

January 24, 2012

Statehouse pages sought


The Herald-Tribune

-- — 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, reports state Sen. Jean Leising.

Pages have the opportunity to spend a day at the Statehouse working with their senators and Senate staff during the legislative session, which runs through March 14.

Students interested in being a page for Leising this session should submit their names as soon as possible.

Requests can be e-mailed to Senator. Leising@iga.in.gov, submitted online at http://www.in. gov/leg islative/senate_republi cans/6074.htm) or mailed to State Sen. Jean Leising, Indiana Senate, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Please include 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.

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 building and observe proceedings in either committee rooms or the Senate Chamber.

Parents are responsible for transportation and students provide their own lunches, which can be purchased at the Government Center cafeteria, Circle Centre Mall or downtown restaurants.

For more information, persons can call 800-382-9467.