Florida House of Representatives Page and Messenger Program

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in General Information

Woodlawn students, are you interested in civics, government, and the work that Florida’s Senators, Representatives, and other elected officials perform?  If so, consider the Florida House of Representatives Page and Messenger Program!

The Page & Messenger Program is a long-standing tradition in the Florida House of Representatives. Historic journals include mention of them as far back as 1865. Each student who serves as a Page or Messenger will have his or her name appear in the Journal of the House. This will be an official record of their time spent in the Florida House to one day show their children and grandchildren.

Pages and Messengers have the opportunity to observe lawmakers, lobbyists, staff, and constituents working together in the legislative process. Opportunities will include committee meetings, House sessions in the Chamber, and occasionally press conferences with notable people or celebrities.

As time allows, Pages and Messengers may have the opportunity, with chaperones, to leave the Capitol and tour the Governor’s Mansion, the Florida Supreme Court, the Museum of Florida History, and the Historic Capitol. Students often hold a mock session in the House Chamber to put their newfound knowledge to use.

The Page & Messenger Program offers students a fun and educational experience that will not be forgotten.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/contentViewer.aspx?Category=PublicGuide&File=Applications_and_Opportunities_Page_And_Messenger_Program.html.