Published May 20th, 2015
Bookmark Contest Draws Hundreds of Artists
Submitted by Mary Ransdell
From left, back row: John Halstead, Chaya Tong, Kristi Conner, Ethan Del Rosario, Georgia Carpenter and Isabella Bartos; front row: Kaitlyn Yasumura, Mattioli Sena, Emily Roberts, Sofia Bartos and Matthew Gillette; not pictured: Lisi Burciaga. Photo provided
The winners of this year's Friends of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center's Bookmark Contest are Matthew Gillette (kindergarten, St. Perpetua School); Emily Roberts (first grade, Lafayette Elementary School); Mattioli Sena, (second grade, Springhill Elementary); Sofia Bartos (third grade, Burton Valley Elementary); Kaitlyn Yasumura (fourth grade, Happy Valley Elementary); John Halstead (fifth grade, Happy Valley Elementary) and Ethan Del Rosario (sixth grade, Stanley Middle School); Georgia Carpenter (seventh grade, Stanley Middle School); Lisi Burciaga (eighth grade, Stanley Middle School).
Hall of Fame winners are Kristi Conner, a fifth-grader at Lafayette Elementary School, and Isabella Bartos and Chaya Tong, both sixth-graders at Stanley Middle School. The Hall of Fame honors students who submit outstanding artwork and who have won the contest previously.
More than 500 Lafayette students participated in the annual contest. The Awards Ceremony took place at the Lafayette Library April 29. Each winner received gift certificates from The Storyteller Bookstore and The Friends Corner Book Shop. In addition, Anthony Ruiz of FastFrame in Lafayette will frame each student's bookmark free of charge. Mr. Ruiz also frames all of the winners' artwork for display in the library. He has generously supported the Bookmark Contest for over 25 years.

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