ST. PAUL, MN—Rep. John Petersburg, R-Waseca, 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 home schooled, 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.
"Participants in the page program are given an up-close look at state government and how our legislative process works," Petersburg said. "We have one of the best programs in the country and I hope schools will encourage students to apply for this truly unique and exciting opportunity."
Applications must be received by close of business on December 4, 2015. 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.
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