Sierra Madre Public Library Winners of Art and Essay Contest

Congratulating the contest winners are Library Director Carolyn Thomas, Library Trustee Barry Ziff, Mayor Nancy Walsh, Library Trustee Glenn Putnam and Library Trustee Chair Rob Stockly.

Winners of the Sierra Madre Public Library So Much To See, So Much To Do Art and Essay Contest were honored with cash prizes and certificates in an award ceremony at the Library. Children in grades K – 2 created drawings showing So Much to See. So Much to Do @ the Library and students in grades 3-8 wrote an essay telling why they feel there is So Much to See. So Much to Do @ Sierra Madre Public Library.

Local students, 126 in all, entered the contest and 16 won prizes for their work.
Contest winners were announced on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 at a celebration in the Children’s Room of the Library.

Students who live in Sierra Madre, go to school in town and/or have Sierra Madre library cards were eligible.

Prize money was donated by local civic organizations including, Sierra Madre Civic Club, Sierra Madre Community Foundation, Sierra Madre Kiwanis, Sierra Madre Rotary and Friends of the Library.

The winners are:

First Place Emelia Lagousis, The Gooden School
Second Place Laurent Flores-Freihube, St. Rita School

First Grade
First Place Ainslie Covington, Sierra Madre Elementary
Second Place Isabella Morris, Sierra Madre Elementary
Second Place Sark Bayradarian, EIE Academy

Second Grade
First Place Celia Goff, Sierra Madre School
Second Place Nikki Hensley, The Gooden School

Third Grade
First Place Aria Bayrakdarian, EIE Academy
Second Place Sofia Mathews, Sierra Madre Elementary
Second Place Amber Wang, Sierra Madre Elementary

Fourth Grade
First Place Daniel Hara, The Gooden School
Second Place Amelia Monsour, Sierra Madre Elementary

Fifth Grade
First Place Dexter Winn, Sierra Madre Elementary
Second Place Andrew Byer, Sierra Madre Elementary

Sixth Grade
First Place Kyirah Hamilton, Bethany Christian School
Second Place Yalda Zadeh, Bethany Christian School

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