Bennett encourages applications for page program

Published 8:00 pm Sunday, September 24, 2017

Rep. Peggy Bennett, R-Albert Lea, is encouraging high school juniors to consider applying for the Minnesota House of Representatives high school page program, according to a press release.

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 home schooled, and is an 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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“This is a great way for students to observe and take part in government at work,” Bennett said. “It’s an incredible opportunity to gain experience while still in high school, and I hope to see some of our local students take part in the program this session.”

Applications must be postmarked or emailed by Dec. 1. 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, or Andrew Olson, assistant sergeant at arms, can be contacted at for more information.