LaSata Literacy Challenge begins March 1

Winner to serve as junior senator for a day

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata announced Monday a new literacy challenge for Southwest Michigan students in conjunction with March is Reading Month.

“The literacy challenge is a great way to engage with students and keep them focused on reading,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “I look forward to all of the submissions and to hosting one lucky winner at the Capitol as a junior senator for a day.”

All K-8 students residing in Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties are encouraged to participate by submitting titles of books they read between March 1 and 31. The student who reads the most books will be invited to be a junior senator for a day at the state Capitol with LaSata. The top three students who read the most books will be presented with a framed award.

Students may enter the challenge at or by sending an email to [email protected] with the student’s name, grade, school, parent or guardian name and phone number, and the titles of books read during the month.

LaSata also announced she is scheduled to read to students during March is Reading Month.

“As a former teacher, I always look forward to March is Reading Month and to reading with students,” LaSata said.