American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Comprehensive Therapy Center

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Comprehensive Therapy Center celebrated May is Better Hearing and Speech Month with a coloring contest "Books Speak to Me" for students in 10 schools across West Michigan. As part of the contest, students drew a character from one of their favorite books. Twenty-two winners attended the "Read To Me Tea" where legislators, school principals and other celebrities read books to the students. Students received two new books and note cards featuring their designs. Winning designs can be viewed at

Michigan Legislators who attended included Senator Bill Hardiman, Senator Mark Jansen, Speaker Pro Tempore Michael Sak, and Grand Rapids City Commissioner James White. Other readers included Fritz Crabb, Greater Grand Rapids Reads; Pam Duffy, New Branches School; and Kate Scheid, William C. Abney Academy.


James White

Michael Sak

^ Commissioner James White ^ Speaker Pro Tempore Michael Sak
Mark Jansen Bill Hardiman
^ Senator Mark Jansen ^ Senator Bill Hardiman

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Terese Smith


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