Norris Kicks Off 2022 Summer Reading Challenge

Assemblyman Mike Norris (R,C-Lockport) kicked off his annual Summer Reading Challenge this week by reading to third-grade students from Mr. Eberhart’s and Mrs. Xapsos’ classes at the George M. Southard Elementary School in Lockport.

The assemblyman read aloud Jess Keating’s Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist, which is a children’s book telling a brief biography of zoology professor and writer Eugenie Clark (1922-2015), whose work led to the world’s greater understanding and protection of sharks as a species. He chose the book in keeping with the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Oceans of Possibilities.

Every student who participates in the program will receive a bookmark and those who complete the program, which challenges students to read for 15 minutes every day for 40 days this summer, will receive a certificate honoring their achievement. The students at Southard Elementary also received New York State Coloring Books.

To learn more or download the free brochure, please visit Assemblyman Norris’ website or go to: