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RELEASE: Baker encourages applications for High School Page Program

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
ST. PAUL, MN—Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, 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.

"This program is one of the best in the country, and a truly unique chance for high school juniors to get a behind-the-scenes look at how their state government works," Baker said. "I hope students in our area will consider applying and take advantage of this great 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.
 
More details and application information can be found on the House of Representatives website by clicking here. You can also contact Andrew Olson, Assistant Sergeant at Arms at andrew.olson@house.mn for more information.
 
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