State Rep. Laura Cox has announced that she will be holding a summer reading contest for local students in the Livonia area.
“Teachers can’t stress enough how important it is to keep their students reading, even when they’re away from school for the summer,” said Rep. Cox, R-Livonia. “Participating in our contest is one of the easiest ways to give our kids a competitive edge while simultaneously keeping their minds sharp throughout their break.”
Livonia Public Libraries’ summer reading program—which boasts an annual participation of about 1,800 students—began on May 30. Rep. Cox’s contest will run concurrently with the program. Students wishing to participate in the contest can pick up a bookmark which they can use to track their reading progress at any of the public libraries in Livonia. In order to qualify, students must turn their bookmarks in to a drop box in their library by Sept. 1.
The winner of the contest will receive the opportunity to be a representative for day with Rep. Cox. This lucky student will be able to share lunch and experience part of a legislative session firsthand from the House floor.
“I can’t wait to have one of our brightest young readers with me on the House floor,” Rep. Cox said. “I encourage any parents and teachers who wish to see their young ones reading over the summer to participate in this beneficial program.”
For more information on the summer reading contest, residents are encouraged to contact Rep. Cox’s office by phone at 517-373-3920 or by email at LauraCox@house.mi.gov.