Over the summer, Representative Tom Pearce held his second annual reading contest for kids, offering the winner a visit to the state capitol in Lansing. Dominque Thompson, a fourth grader from Lincoln Heights Elementary School and a patron of the Spencer Township branch of KDL, was this year’s winner!
The eight public libraries in Rep. Pearce’s district allowed children who read over the summer to enter their name into a random drawing. Each library forwarded a finalist to Pearce, who drew Dominique’s name as the overall winner. Dominique and her family visited Lansing on Wednesday, August 27, where they met Rep. Pearce and Senator Jansen. They had lunch with the legislator, toured the capitol, went on the floor of the House and Senate, and Dominique even had the unique experience of standing behind the Senate floor podium and holding the gavel.
Dominique is pictured with Rep. Pearce, her mom Dawn, brother Donovan, and sisters Kayla and Katrina.
Posted by: Shannon