Pavlov announces ‘Be a Senator for a Day’ summer reading contest

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LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, on Monday announced his 2015 “Be a Senator for a Day” summer reading contest in coordination with local libraries.

The contest begins Monday, June 22 and runs through Friday, Aug. 21. It is open to all first through fifth graders who have completed their local public library’s summer reading program in Huron, Sanilac and St. Clair counties and the communities of Richmond, Armada and New Baltimore in Macomb County.

“The 2015 ‘Be a Senator for a Day’ contest, in conjunction with the libraries’ reading programs, will encourage students to keep their minds active and growing over the summer months,” Pavlov said.

“We continue to learn more and more about the vital importance of reading for our young students. This is a fun way to promote this great activity and stimulate their interest in state government.”

The first through fifth grade students may be enrolled in any public, private or home-based school. Once students have completed the summer reading program, they may fill out a contest entry form at their local public library branch.

One winner from each branch will be selected as a “Junior Senator.” The Junior Senators will bring their parents to Lansing for a tour of the state Capitol, mock committee hearings and a pizza party with Pavlov.