Do you know a student who would enjoy spending a day at the Indiana Statehouse and getting an inside look at state government?
Indiana Electric Cooperatives is accepting applications from high school students for the Indiana Electric Cooperative Page Day program. Page Day is held in Indianapolis at the Indiana Statehouse. It is an interactive, educational experience that allows students the opportunity to learn about the daily activities that take place in the Statehouse during the legislative session.
All applicants must be high school students and have adequate transportation to and from the Statehouse. Home-schooled students are eligible to apply. The application deadline is Jan. 5. If students have participated in previous page days, they are eligible to reapply each year. Registration is 8 to 8:30 a.m. at the Statehouse, and the program will dismiss at 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided by Indiana Electric Cooperatives.
2024 Electric Cooperative Page Day is
(Option 1) Jan. 24, 2024
(Option 2) Feb. 20, 2024
Jan. 5, 2024
January 24 has 50 spots available. IEC will maintain a waitlist after 50 participants are reached. This is a day when the State Senate is in committee, allowing Page Day participants to conduct their mock bill activity in the Senate chamber. Participants will also watch committee proceedings when possible.
February 20 has 20 spots available. IEC will maintain a waitlist after 20 participants are reached. This is a day when the State Senate is in session, allowing Page Day participants to act as pages for State Senators. Participants will also tour the Statehouse and participate in a mock bill activity.
Applicants may be enrolled for one option and be on the waitlist for the other option.
Highlights include a Statehouse tour, mock bill activity, speakers and other educational activities. Students may have the opportunity to see the Indiana Legislature in action and meet state legislators. This program will be held in the Senate. Students who have an interest in participating should apply by visiting IECPageDay.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Page Day? Page Day is an interactive, educational experience that allows high school students to witness state government in action.
What kind of activities take place during Page Day? Students will tour Indiana’s historical Statehouse, learn about their state’s government and pass legislation of their own during a mock bill activity.
What about missing school? Indiana law allows Hoosier students to serve as a page one day per legislative session and receive an excused absence from school. The Senate will provide the necessary documentation.
What should pages wear?
Ladies: Suggested options include skirts or dresses (no shorter than fingertip length), dress slacks, blouse or sweater. If you wear leggings, you must wear a fingertip-length top. Wear comfortable, yet appropriate, shoes.
Gentlemen: Suggested options include a suit or dress slacks with a belt, a collared shirt, sweater or sport coat with a collared shirt. Ties are recommended but optional. Wear comfortable, yet appropriate, shoes.
What NOT to wear?
Ladies: Jeans, halter/tank tops/sleeveless tops, low cut/midriff-showing tops, mini-skirts/dresses, T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants or flip flops.
Gentlemen: Jeans, T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants or flip flops.
How does check-in/check-out work? Pages should plan to arrive at the Senate page office by 8:30 a.m. for registration and orientation. Pages will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. At the end of the day, parents should wait outside the page office until students are released.
Is lunch provided? Yes. Lunch will be provided for students by Indiana Electric Cooperatives.
Will I get a picture with my legislator? Senate staff does their best to make sure students receive a photo with their legislator. However, due to the unpredictable nature of a legislator’s schedule, they can’t guarantee a photo. Pictures taken by the Senate photographer will be available to view on IndianaSenatePage.com.