ST. PAUL, MN – This week, Rep. Jim Nash, R-Waconia, was joined by Chanhassen High School junior, Elijah Rockhold, as part of the Minnesota House of Representatives Page Program. During the weeklong program, Rockhold attended committee hearings, assisted House staff, and met legislators and other elected officials.
“The Page Program offers a unique insider perspective into what happens in our state Legislature,” said Nash. “If you know a student interested in law, government, or politics, there’s no better way to gain experience or meet individuals involved in this process. I’d encourage any student who will be a junior next fall to learn more about what the High School Page Program has to offer.”
Rockhold enjoyed the experience and hopes other high schoolers apply to the program.
“What I found most interesting was Elijah’s appreciation for the Page Program, and for trying something new,” said Nash. “I asked him why other high schoolers should look into the program and he answered, ‘Why not?...There’s nothing you won’t like about this week because it covers such a breadth of issues.’”
More details can be found on the House of Representatives website by visiting www.house.mn and searching "page program" in the search bar.