Great opportunity for students - Honorary Page Program

Posted on 1/13/2009 1:35 AM

During the legislative session, very few people have access to the House floor while members of the Legislature debate the issues; typically only reporters and select members of the House staff.  Lobbyists, advocates and members of the public must watch the action from the gallery or on television.

But the Legislature provides a unique opportunity for students ages 8 -18 to serve as an "honorary page" and witness history in the making on the House floor for one day during the legislative session.  It is an amazing chance for young people to learn as they watch lawmakers debate the issues, and vote on legislation. During their half day of service, honorary pages are accompanied by college students who serve as House Seargants.  Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the capitol in Austin.

Each member of the legislature is allowed to nominate a limited number of students for this opportunity, and reservations are made on a first come first serve basis.  Students who are interested to participate should send an email to telling the Representative a little about yourself and why you are interested to be an "honorary page".