State Rep. Kim LaSata, of Bainbridge Township, welcomed 6 students and their families to the Capitol to be junior representatives for a day and experience the life of a Michigan state legislator.
Local students entered the contest by filling out a bookmark they received from their local library with as many books as they could read over the summer.
During their day in Lansing, the students took an Oath of Office, learned about the responsibilities of being a public servant, toured the Capitol, and participated in a mock committee meeting to vote on the official state dessert of Michigan.
The students that attended read a combined 100 books, totaling over 8,800 pages.
“I enjoyed hosting these motivated young scholars at the Capitol,” LaSata said. “I am impressed by their enthusiasm for reading as well as their interest in our state government. These students will continue to grow and perhaps become leaders in their own communities.”
Photo Information: State Rep. Kim LaSata welcomes ‘Rep for a Day’ contest winners to the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives. The winners are (from left to right) Maya Jordan, Dakoda Morrison, Natalie Jordan, Atharv Saxena, Hiranmayi Midithuri, and Sahiti Midithuri.