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Students win bookmark design contest

Winners of this year’s Friends of the Hudson Library bookmark contest include (from left) Hudson School District students Colton German, Brenna Nee, Jenna Kurth, Natalie Mellin, Aesha Patel, Erin Madigan and Sophia Jiang. Hayden Edblom is not pictured. Submitted photo 1 / 2
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Submitted by Friends of the Hudson Library

Hudson School District fourth grade classes participated in the annual bookmark design contest sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Public Library during the 2017-18 school year. The students were asked to design a bookmark about the library, books, or reading. This is the seventh year that the design contest has been held.

This year's winners are Erin Madigan of St. Patrick School; Aesha Patel of E.P. Rock Elementary; Colton German of Houlton Elementary; Natalia Mellin of North Hudson Elementary; Brenna Nee of Prairie Elementary; Sophia Jiang of River Crest Elementary; Jenna Kurt of Trinity Academy; and Hayden Edblom of Willow River Elementary.

The contest winners and their parents, grandparents, siblings, other relatives, and art instructors were invited to attend an awards presentation May 12 at the Library. Designers of the winning bookmarks were each awarded a certificate of achievement, as well as prizes donated by Dough Boys Pizza, Dairy Queen, Culver's Restaurant and a Library book bag filled with gifts from the Friends of the Library.

Art instructors at the participating schools are Jodi Youngman at Willow River Elementary and Houlton Elementary, Lisa Dumont at St. Patrick School; Megan Gaworecki at North Hudson Elementary and River Crest Elementary; Cynthia Burak-Gresmer at E.P. Rock Elementary and Houlton Elementary; and Heather Mitchell at Trinity Academy.

Bookmark designs were judged by artist Jeanette Richards, librarian Nicole Gelina, and Hudson Prairie Elementary teacher Julie Zamzow.

The eight winning bookmarks have been printed and are available at the Library's circulation desk for library patrons to pick up and use.