Proud Member of...

You Are Here: Home - Columbus , Columbus Ohio , Government , Ohio , Ohio Statehouse , Peter Beck , United States , Youth - READING CONTEST WINNER VISITS COLUMBUS

The Statehouse in downtown Columbus.Image via Wikipedia

‘Become a Legislator for a Day’ Reading Contest Winner Visits Columbus

COLUMBUS—State Representative Peter Beck (R-Mason) today hosted the district winner of the ‘Become a Legislator for a Day’ Reading Contest at the Ohio Statehouse. The contest spanned the month of December and partnered the Mason, Springboro, Franklin, and Lebanon Public Libraries.

The number of books read by young people is consistently related to academic gains, according to several studies. Students who participated picked up special contest bookmarks at any of the libraries within the 67th Ohio House District. The participants used the back of the contest bookmarks to list the books they'd read. They then dropped off the bookmarks in contest boxes at the libraries, where a drawing to select the winner took place.

The winner was:

Jonathan La Tour (4th grade)

La Tour had the opportunity to come to Columbus to spend a day with Rep. Beck, where he was invited to participate in a mock committee and legislative session as well as have a personalized tour of the historic Ohio Statehouse.

“Jonathan is a prime example of a student who is excelling and working hard both inside and outside of the classroom on his education,” said Rep. Beck. “I enjoyed meeting Jonathan and spending the day with him and his family, and I look forward to great things from this young man.”

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]