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Information for Students

The Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program is open to all Minnesota high school students in their JUNIOR year, whether they attend public or private schools, or are home schooled.

2018 Program Dates

Week 1: March 5th-9th Week 6: April 16th-20th
Week 2: March 12th-16th Week 7: April 23rd-27th
Week 3: March 19th-23rd Week 8: April 30th-May 4th
Week 4: March 26th-30th Week 9: May 7th-11th
Week 5: April 9th-13th Week 10: May 14th-18th


Only complete applications received at the Sergeant at Arms Office by the end of business on December 1st, 2017 will be considered

Writing Sample
Program applicants are required to submit a short essay. Students should draft an essay that describes their interest in, and reasons for applying to the High School Page Program. Specifically, the essay should answer the question, "Why do you want to participate in the 2017 High School Page Program?" It should be limited to 500 words while thoroughly addressing the question.

Letter of Recommendation
In addition to the application and essay, students are required to include one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or academic advisor.

Participant Selection
The High School Page Program application process is highly competitive. During the selection process, each application is reviewed for thoroughness, and the accompanying essay is evaluated against those of other applicants. From this evaluation, participants and alternates are selected and placed into the program based upon availability, the strength of their essays, and weekly scheduling requirements.

Participant Notification
Students chosen to serve as High School Page Program participants and alternates will be notified of their selection, by mail, by the end of the year. Along with their letters of acceptance, participants will receive their weekly placement and further program information and forms.

When completing their applications for the 2017 High School Page Program, students should pay special attention to their availability. Though applicants have a better chance of being selected the more they are available, students must keep their personal schedules in mind. Once a student has committed to attending the program, weekly scheduling changes are rarely granted for extracurricular activities or other prior commitments.

Our typical weekly program schedule is as follows:

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