‘Best Book I Ever Read’ poster contest winners honored at Edmonds reception

Poster contest winners pose with their certificates.

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission hosted more than 30 third graders in the Edmonds Plaza Room last week, all winners of the “Best Book I Ever Read” poster contest.

This year’s featured speaker was Margaret Read McDonald, an award-winning author and storyteller. All winners received a certificate and bookmark, and the outstanding winners also received a $10 gift certificate to the Edmonds Bookshop, provided by the Friends of the Edmonds Library.

This year’s outstanding award winners were: Nick Anderson – Chase Lake Community School, Ian Bachia – Chase Lake Community School, Drake Budinick – Holy Rosary, Sean Butler – Holy Rosary, Amelia Cass – Westgate Elementary, Hailey Catton – Maplewood K-8, Giulia Causbie – Holy Rosary, Sarah Davis – Maplewood K-8, Baylor Denkinger -Maplewood K-8, Kayla Druxman – Holy Rosary, Thomas Emnetu – Chase Lake Community School, Wyatt Evans – Sherwood Elementary, Evan Graves – Holy Rosary, Maddi Gregory – Chase Lake Community School , Evan J. Grey – Westgate Elementary, Kayla Johnson – Maplewood K-8, Abigail Reyes-Ortiz – Westgate Elementary, Zoë Swift – Holy Rosary, Danelle Villa – Sherwood Elementary

This year’s honorable mention award winners were Sean Lewis A. Cambronero – Westgate Elementary, Braunte Beeks – Sherwood Elementary, Taylor Byrd – Maplewood K-8, Annabelle Campion – Westgate Elementary, Kadon Chia – Holy Rosary, Haley Conn – Sherwood Elementary, Chloe Cook – Maplewood K-8, Tony Dickinson – Chase Lake Community School, Aylenne Garcia – Chase Lake Community School, Alyssa Hall – Holy Rosary, Gian Kidder – Holy Rosary, Nevaeh McDaniel – Chase Lake Community School, Dylan Painter – Chase Lake Community School , Jenna Sale – Holy Rosary, Taylor Schindler – Maplewood K-8, Easton Sickels – Edmond Elementary, Jasmine Talsmat – Chase Lake Community School, Olivia Tanudjaja – Chase Lake Community School, Ashlyn White – Sherwood Elementary, Ella Zoloth -Maplewood K-8.

The winning posters are on display in the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., until May 31. 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. It started 15 years ago to celebrate both literary and visual arts, and 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.

  1. As William James was quoted, ““So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky,” what Promise the City of Edmonds Arts Commission places on the future when they sponsor the “Best Book I Ever Read” contest. ~ A standing ovation for their individual, and community, efforts throughout the year ~

  2. what a wonderful way to foster reading in young children. I am on the other side
    of the country in South Carolina and am so proud of my grandson, Drake Budinick!

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