Bookmark design winners

The Juneau Public Libraries celebrated the bookmark contest in November, a favorite with Juneau children. This is sponsored each year by the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries. A panel of judges reviewed 1,588 entries and chose one winner and two honorable mentions for each grade level, pre-school through eighth grade. Children received gift certificates from The Amazing Bookstore and Hearthside Books. Posters of all winners and honorable mentions and copies of the winning bookmarks are available in all three branches of the Juneau Public Library.


Preschool Winner:

Jakob Kerr (Valley Baptist)

Honorable Mentions: Lola Hines (Valley Baptist), Denali Schijvens (Neighborhood Kids)

Kindergarten Winner:

Amy Welling (Auke Bay Elementary)

Honorable Mentions: Stephanie Eshnauer (Riverbend), Lelehus Fijimoto Vertido (Auke Bay)

First Grade Winner:

Luke Morrow (Auke Bay)

Honorable Mentions: Kaden Villanuevo (Mendenhall River), Jack Schwarting (Auke Bay)

Second Grade Winner:

Garrett Klein (Auke Bay)

Honorable Mentions: Xander Love (Riverbend), Matthew Johns (Mendenhall River)

Third Grade Winner:

Claire Engstrom (Gastineau)

Honorable Mentions: Anna Wu (Riverbend), Mariana Salazar (Riverbend)

Fourth Grade Winner:

Mariana Bell (Harborview)

Honorable Mentions: Kendyl Carson (Mendenhall River), Jasmine Ivan (Gastineau)

Fifth Grade Winner:

Kylee Watts (Glacier Valley)

Honorable Mentions: Cathy Ackerman (Glacier Valley), Valery Taylor (Riverbend)

Sixth Grade Winner:

Steven Burris (Dzantik’i Heeni)

Honorable Mention: Sam Hall (Floyd Dryden), Benedick Benin (Floyd Dryden)

Seventh Grade Winner:

Sarah Graber (Floyd Dryden)

Honorable Mentions: Kaylee Hartsock (Dzantik’i Heeni), Nick Heidersdorf (Dzantik’i Heeni)

Eighth Grade Winner:

Marion Morrow (Dzantik’i Heeni)

Honorable Mentions: Myrica Wildes (Dzantik’i Heeni), Meghan Morris (Floyd Dryden)


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