Bookmark contest prepares students for summer reading
A recent contest at Archbishop Neale School encouraged students in pre-kindergarten through grade 5 to use their artistic ability to inspire their peers to read this summer, according to a press release.
For the inaugural Summer Reading Bookmark Contest, students were asked to submit entries for a chance to win gift certificates for the annual Scholastic Buy-One-Get-OneFree Book Fair. Additionally, the winning entries would be reproduced and sent home with each student’s final report card. The 44 students who participated were instructed to make their summer reading themed bookmarks using paper, crayons, paint, markers, colored pencils and creativity.
The contest was divided into two categories with one winner and one runner up from each category. The primary grade winner was Taylor Holt (first grade), and the runner up was Savannah Murphy (second grade). In the intermediate category, fourth-grader Claire Hamilton was the winner and fifth-grader Chloe Bautista was the runner up.
Hamilton said she felt “...hap- py and proud of my artwork. Everyone in my class cheered for me, which left me speechless.”
“I participated in the contest because I liked the concept of summer reading as the theme. As soon as I heard that, I had a picture in my head of what [my] bookmark was going to look like…It’s pretty cool knowing that some students will have my bookmark,” Bautista said.
“The judges for this contest had a tough task,” said Traci Renner, the school’s librarian and contest coordinator. “All of the students who participated should be proud of their efforts.” Renner said the contest will continue next year.
Claire Hamilton, Chloe Bautista, Taylor Holt and Savannah Murphy show off their winning bookmark entries. The students participated in the art contest at Archbishop Neale School to prepare for summer reading.
Archbishop Neale School students designed bookmarks to prepare for their summer reading.