CHS student spends time at statehouse



Carmel High School student Jonathan Russ recently served as a page at the statehouse for State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel). The Indiana House of Representatives offers an unparalleled opportunity for students between ages 13 and 18 to visit the Statehouse and experience a full day of legislative activity.

Pages can see how the state legislature works firsthand in a behind-the-scenes tour. They get to work alongside legislators, legislative assistants and interns. On session days, pages experience how a bill becomes a law as they watch legislators on the House floor debate issues. Students also have the chance to tour the statehouse, see where the governor works and observe floor sessions of the House, Senate and Supreme Court chambers.

The Indiana House Page Program is an educational way for students to gain a better understanding of the lawmaking process by meeting their state representative and witnessing firsthand how laws are made.