Eleven students from Huron, Sanilac and St. Clair counties, the communities of Richmond, Armada and New Baltimore in Macomb County, and the reading program at the Blue Water YMCA traveled to Lansing with their parents to participate in a mock swearing-in ceremony and committee hearing and a guided Capitol tour.
“There is simply no substitute for success in school and in life than good reading skills,” said Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township. “Fostering a love of reading develops these skills. I am proud of all of the students who participated in the 2018 Be a Senator for a Day contest and am excited for their future.”
After taking their “oaths of office” in the Senate chamber and a tour of Michigan’s historic, 140-year-old Capitol, the “junior senators” vigorously debated the merits of a hypothetical bill to require uniforms in Michigan’s public schools in a mock committee hearing chaired by Pavlov.
The contest was held throughout the summer and was open to all first- through fifth-grade students who completed their local public library’s summer reading program.
Pavlov’s office received more than 200 entries for the competition and randomly selected winners from each participating library.
The 2018 contest winners are:
• Logan Cambron, Armada
• Lauren Gordon, Caseville
• Hope Herrick, Peck
• Tyler Hughes, New Baltimore
• Faith Jones, Algonac
• Alexander Kain, Sebewaing
• Alexis Miller, Yale
• Anna Bella Muse, Carsonville
• Cody Palmer, Bad Axe
• Liam Quinn, Marysville
• Samuel Scott, Peck
• Johanna Smafield, North Street
• Caleb Smith, St. Clair
• TeMari Weakley, Lakeport
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