Family ties: Senator enjoys greeting student pages, including his own grandsons


Om Aggarwal of Greenfield served as a Senate page in February and met State Sen. Michael Crider, R-Greenfield.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Local students got to spend a day touring the Indiana statehouse and learning about debates straight from the Senate floor.

State Sen. Michael Crider, R-Greenfield, recently welcomed local students to the Statehouse to serve as Senate pages. Two of the students were his own grandsons.

“Pages get to see the legislative process from a very unique perspective,” Crider said in a press release. “It is always a pleasure to meet the students participating in this program, hear about what they are learning throughout their day and answer any questions they may have. This includes my grandsons, who had the opportunity to partake in the program this month.

Pages in February included Om Aggarwal, Greenfield Central Junior High School; Ahlana Bullard, Greenfield-Central High School; Austin Crider, Fall Creek intermediate School; and Carson Crider, Greenfield Intermediate School.

Crider represents Senate District 28, which includes Hancock County and portions of Shelby and Marion counties.

Students in grades six to 12 participate in the page program on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the legislative session. Groups serve on Wednesdays. To learn more, visit