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'Cuddle Up with a Good Book' contest held

on March 07, 2013 11:00 AM

The Burrell Township Library is pleased to announce the finalists of the “Cuddle Up with A Good Book” writing contest held recently at Blairsville Elementary School.

The fourth- and fifth-grade classes wrote persuasive letters to a friend in which they encouraged them to read a personal favorite book. The contest sponsor, Barbara Hafer, and library director Kate Abner presented the students with certificates and throws to encourage the writers to continue to be readers who would “Cuddle Up with a Good Book.”

The finalists for fourth grade were Harper Wehrer, Isabella Previte, Heavenlee Lowman, Amber McConnell, Eleighsa Bodnar and Lauren Alamo. The fifth-grade finalists were Alyssa Hixson, Angela Deyarmin, Alex Wilson, Krista Harper, Aaron Steiner, Ivy Long, Rachel Jackson and Gabriel Kennedy-Citeroni.

The Burrell Township Library celebrated the hard work of all the students with participation awards. The help of Brenda Rovison, fifth-grade writing instructor, and Alissa Joyce, fourth-grade writing instructor, was instrumental in the success of the project.

Fifth-grade first-place winners were Angela Deyarmin, Alyssa Hixson, Alex Wilson and Krista Harper. Honorable mention was accorded Ivy Long, Rachel Jackson, Gabriel Kennedy-Citeroni and Aaron Steiner.

Fourth-grade first-place winners were Heavenlee Lowman, Isabella Previte and Harper Wehrer. Honorable mention was accorded Lauren Alamo, Amber McConnell and Eleighsa Bodnar.

First-place letters may be read at the Burrell Township Library’s website at

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