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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.

2017 Program Dates

Week 1: Feb. 6th-10th Week 6: March 13th-17th
Week 2: Feb. 13th-17th Week 7: March 20th-24th
Week 3: Feb. 20th-24th Week 8: March 27th-31st
Week 4: Feb. 27th-Mar.3rd Week 9: April 3rd-7th
Week 5: March 6th-10th Week 10: April 24th-28th


Only complete applications received at the Sergeant at Arms Office by the end of business on December 2nd, 2016 will be considered

Writing Sample
In addition to the application, 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.

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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