Page program accepting applications

State Sen. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, announced that the Indiana Senate is now accepting applications for the page program.

Koch represents District 44, which includes part of Bartholomew County.

This full-day interactive program gives students in Grades 6-12 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.

“This educational opportunity is a perfect way for students to witness state government firsthand,” Koch said. “Often the call for public service comes at a young age, and I hope that the page program will spark an interest in students to get involved by serving their communities.”

The 2017 Senate page program will run from Jan. 23 through mid-April. Positions fill quickly, so students should sign up early.

Pages are scheduled for Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the legislative session starting at 8:30 a.m. and dismissing at 3:30 p.m. Groups serve together on Wednesdays. Serving as a page is considered an excused absence from school.

For more information or to apply, go online at