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Rep Roberts announces summer reading contest encourages local students to participate

first_img15Jun Rep. Roberts announces summer reading contest, encourages local students to participate Categories: News,Roberts News,Roberts Photos State Rep. Brett Roberts has announced a summer reading contest for local students.The contest—whose winner will be decided in early September—measures how many books each participant reads over the course of their summer break.“Reading at home is one of the most useful tools that a child can use to build on the resources given to them throughout the school year,” said Rep. Roberts, R-Eaton Township. “As a parent of two young children, I make an attempt as often as I can to ensure that reading is a part of their everyday lives.”Children in grades one through five wishing to participate can get an official book report form from Rep. Roberts’ website. Book reports will show how much the student has learned about the plot of each book that they read. In order to qualify for the contest, students should turn in their reports to Rep. Roberts’ office by September 8. Essays may be submitted via email to [email protected] winner of the contest will be awarded with a chance to become a Representative for a day, and will be able to attend lunch and part of a House session with Rep. Roberts in his Lansing office and the Capitol.“I look forward to welcoming our lucky winner into my office,” Rep. Roberts said. “This contest is a great way for our young, bright minds to get involved with reading over the summer, and I sincerely hope to see all of our local students participating.”Those seeking more information on the contest are encouraged to contact Rep. Roberts’ office by phone at 517-373-1775, or by email at [email protected]###last_img

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