A reception for the City of Edmonds Arts Commission “Best Book I Ever Read” poster contest winners — all third graders — was held on Thursday, April 17 in Edmonds Plaza Room. This year’s featured speaker was children’s book author/illustrator Robyn Chance.
This year’s Outstanding Award Winners are Sara Bone, Westgate; Naomi Chao Madrona; Avalyn Cox, Seaview; Grace Doquilo, Sherwood; Joey Erhbar, Holy Rosary; Alex Hart, Sherwood; Maria-Sophie Heidenreich, Madrona; Gianna Lenz, Holy Rosary; Naomi Machyo, Madrona; Shayla Mattson, Sherwood; Johnathon O’Connell, Seaview; Grant Oliver, Sherwood; Griffin Orsi, Holy Rosary; Rominic Quiban, Maplewood; Cooper Reyna, Seaview; Electa Rodriquez, Holy Rosary; Kayli Short, Maplewood; Peyson Smith, Holy Rosary; Carmen Thomas, Maplewood; and Logan Tuttle, Westgate.
This year’s Honorable Mention Award Winners are Soren Anderson, Madrona; Leslie Becerra-Toro, Sherwood; Maura Canney, Holy Rosary; Luisa Cano, Holy Rosary; Marisa Druxman, Holy Rosary; Sofia Eng, Seaview; Alexandra Enstad, Maplewood; Ryan Hall, Holy Rosary; Jaiden Irons, Seaview; Cooper Knighten, Sherwood; Clara Miceli, Maplewood; Logan Nixon, Sherwood; Maddy Offerman, Maplewood; Ashlyn Rucker, Holy Rosary; Karmen Samione, Maplewod; Tony Schwartz, Seaview; Rachel Te, Maplewood; Kyle Walde, Holy Rosary; Sebastien Walsh-Miot, Holy Rosary; and Gabriel Wilhelm, Sherwood,
The winning posters are on display through May 16 in the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. The “Best Book I Ever Read” Poster Contest is an annual event that gives Edmonds third grade and multi-age classroom students the opportunity to make posters featuring a favorite book. The Best Book Contest started fifteen years ago and was designed to celebrate both literary and visual arts. The Contest coincides with the National Children’s Book Week. The program is jointly sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Commission and the Friends of the Edmonds Library in cooperation with the Edmonds School District Library Media Specialists.