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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.

2019 Program Dates

Week 1: February 4th- 8th Week 6: March 11th- 15th
Week 2: February 11th- 15th Week 7: March 18th- 22nd
Week 3: February 18th- 22nd Week 8: March 25th-29th
Week 4: February 25th- March 1st Week 9: April 1st- 5th
Week 5: March 4th- 8th Week 10: April 8th- 12th
Week 11: May 6th- 10th
Week 12: May 13th- 17th


Only complete applications received at the Sergeant at Arms Office by the end of business on November 28th, 2018 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 2019 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 2019 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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