(ST. CLAIR COUNTY) -- State Representative Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township has announced that he is sponsoring his 2nd-annual Summer Reading Contest for local elementary school students to help them retain and improve their reading skills during the next few months.
“We had a great response last summer from local students so we wanted to sponsor the contest again this year to help young people stay sharp during the break,” said Lauwers, R-Brockway Township. “Reading is a fun and effective way to better prepare for the next school year in the fall. I encourage local kids to enter the contest and start reading.”
Each submission is another entry in the contest, and one student from each local school district with the highest number of total pages read will be given a pizza party in their new class in the fall, courtesy of Rep. Lauwers.
The number of books read by young people during the summer is consistently related to academic gains, according to several studies. Children who read six or more books over the summer also gained more in reading achievement.
Contest winners will be determined in early September.