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NCES Student Designs a Winning Bookmark!
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Elissa Sophak photo

North Clinton Elementary School student wins
honorable mention in 2019 TN Association of School
Librarians Bookmark Contest
Over 270 students from across Tennessee submitted an
original design for the annual bookmark contest, sponsored
by the Tennessee Association of School Librarians.
The theme of this year's contest was "Everyone Belongs at  
Your School Library."
Through a collaborative effort between NCES librarian Janie
Jackson and art teacher Ashley Webb, students participated
in creating a bookmark that represented the theme.  Student
entries were judged by illustrator Kris Sexton in the categories
of creativity, execution of the theme, and use of materials.
North Clinton 4th grader Elissa Sophak received honorable
mention in the intermediate division.  She received 25
bookmarks with her design, an enlarged copy, and an
award certificate.  Ms. Jackson received 100 bookmarks
of Elissa's winning design and an enlarged copy.
Elissa said, "I used crayons of every color.  They represent
people of every color, and that they belong, no matter how
they look or what they believe."  Ms. Jackson said, "I am so
excited for Elissa!  This is the first year that we have had an
entry to win."  Copies of Elissa's bookmark will also be sent to the
Tennessee State Legislature and distributed to librarians
across the state at the TASL conference this fall.


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