State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) is shown with Spring Grove High School student Hank Hegge (left). <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Hegge recently served as a “Page for a Day” in the Minnesota House High School Page program.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Submitted photo<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->
State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) is shown with Spring Grove High School student Hank Hegge (left).



Hegge recently served as a “Page for a Day” in the Minnesota House High School Page program.



Submitted photo

State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) announced that Spring Grove High School student Hank Hegge recently served as a "Page for a Day" in the Minnesota House High School Page program.

For over 30 years, the Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program has been dedicated to providing participants with hands-on access to our state government in action.

Throughout the course of their week in Saint Paul, page program participants are exposed to a wide variety of experiences, designed to provide them with a deep understanding of our state government.

Among the many highlights included in each student's week at the Capitol are:

• Individual meetings with legislators designed to allow students to discuss the issues that matter most to them.

• Experiencing the legislative process firsthand by assisting members during legislative session.

• Participating in a mock committee session designed to develop students' leadership skills and to inspire them to think critically about the issues confronting our state.

• Providing students with the opportunity to meet with constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, lobbyists and members of the media.

Students should expect to participate in scheduled program activities from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday.

The Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program is open to all Minnesota high school students in their junior year.

Program participants are selected in the fall of each year based on a formal process, which includes an application, faculty recommendation and an essay.

Students interested in applying for the Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program should contact either their school or visit online at www.house.leg.state.mn.us/edprog/over2p.htm for more information.

Program participants are responsible for all costs incurred during their week at the Capitol, however, each student receives a small stipend to help defray their costs. This stipend is designed to help cover the student's food expenses and usually covers the cost of lodging.