Rep. Lucido announces annual summer reading contest

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PHOTO NOTE: 2016 Contest Winner Amber Watta of Shelby Township, and Rep. Peter J. Lucido

PHOTO NOTE: 2016 Contest Winner Amber Watta of Shelby Township, her family, and Rep. Peter J. Lucido


State Rep. Peter Lucido is kicking off his annual summer reading contest for local elementary school students. The winner will join Rep. Lucido at the Capitol to serve as an honorary state representative for the day.

Rep. Lucido hopes the contest will encourage students to keep their minds active and improve reading skills during the summer months.

“Taking some time over the summer to read is vital for our bright and talented students,” said Lucido of Shelby Township. “The contest is about more than preparing them for the coming school year; it is about instilling a habit which will benefit them for the rest of their academic career and beyond.”

Students in grades one through five who are residents of the 36th house district are eligible to participate. The 36th house district encompasses the Townships of Shelby, Washington, Bruce and the Village of Romeo. Participants track their reading on special bookmarks which have been distributed to schools and local libraries. Students can drop off completed bookmarks in boxes provided at local libraries before September 1, 2017. There is no limit to the amount of bookmarks that can be submitted, as long as each bookmark is completed.

Rep. Lucido will draw from the boxes to determine the winner, who will be invited to the Capitol with their family to act as state representative for a day.

“This is one of my favorite parts of being your state legislator,” Lucido said. “During my first term we had great participation and I enjoyed spending the day with last year’s winner, Amber Watta of Shelby Township. Amber was sworn in as a junior representative, participated in a mock committee hearing, and we toured the Capitol with her family.”

Contest bookmarks are available to download and print on and are available throughout the summer at the following participating libraries;

  • Shelby Township Library, 51680 Van Dyke in Shelby Township,
  • Graubner Library, 65821 Van Dyke in Washington,
  • Kezar Branch Library, 107 Church St. in Romeo.

For questions regarding the contest, please contact Rep. Lucido at (888) MICH-REP, or by email at