LaSata’s literacy challenge winners announced

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata announced on Monday the winners of her March is Reading Month literacy challenge.

“My congratulations to Aaleya Tomorrow, who won the challenge by reading 207 books,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “I am truly impressed with her efforts and those of her fellow Southwest Michigan students, who collectively read 1,309 books for the challenge. The challenge proved to be a great way to keep our students engaged with reading, and I look forward to an even more successful event next year.”

Tomorrow, who is a third grade student at Norton Elementary School in Three Rivers, will be receiving a framed award and will also be invited to serve as a junior senator for a day at the state Capitol with LaSata.

The other students receiving framed awards are Caroline Zarotney, a fourth grader at Lake Michigan Catholic School in St. Joseph, who read 104 books, and Katelyn Brown, a fifth grader at North Elementary School in Watervliet, who read 90 books for the challenge.

All K-8 students residing in Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties were eligible to participate by submitting titles of books they read throughout March.