Bennett encourages applications for high school page program

Published 11:05 am Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Rep. Peggy Bennett, R-Albert Lea, is encouraging high school juniors to consider applying for

the Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program. The week-long program is open to all Minnesota high school students in their junior year whether they are in public school, private school or are homeschooled and is a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of state government and Minnesota’s legislative process.

Participants will assist members and staff during House floor sessions, participate in a mock committee hearing and meet with legislators, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, lobbyists and media.

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“The page program is a unique educational opportunity that can help inspire civic participation and interest in our state government,” Bennett said. “It’s a great chance to see the legislative process up close and I hope teachers, parents, and schools will encourage students to apply for this program.”

Applications must be received by close of business on Dec. 4. Participants are responsible for all personal costs associated with taking part in the page program, but will receive a small stipend to cover a portion of meals and, if applicable, cost of lodging.

More details and application information can be found on the House of Representatives website by visiting and searching “page program” in the search bar. You can also contact Andrew Olson, Assistant Sergeant at Arms at for more information.