Several state legislators who represent Bartholomew County recently welcomed local student pages to the Statehouse.
Rep. Milo Smith, R-Columbus, welcomed Tasneem Mohamed, a student at Columbus East High School.
As a House page, Mohamed toured government offices, helped staff with daily duties and joined Smith on the House floor as Smith conducted business.
Sen. Greg Walker, R–Columbus, welcomed four Columbus students who served as Senate pages in February:
Molly Nelson, Northside Middle School
Grace Whaley, St. Bartholomew Catholic School
Jack Whaley, St. Bartholomew Catholic School
Kate Whaley, St. Bartholomew Catholic School
Sen. Chip Perfect, R-Lawrenceburg, welcomed four local students in February:
Annie Ashbrook, Hope, Hauser Junior-Senior High School
Gwen Shoaf, Hope, Hauser Junior-Senior High School
Kortney Wallace, Hope, Hauser Junior-Senior High School
Ramon Becker, Scipio, Jennings County High School
Pages spend a day at the Statehouse touring the historic building, observing debates from the chamber floor and interacting with their state senators.
With the recent conclusion of the 2016 legislative session, this year’s page program has ended.