Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 29, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, April 29, 2023 


Youth Bookmark Contest Winners announced by the 

Sierra Madre Public Library

Winners of the annual Library Bookmark Contest were announced during an award ceremony 
held on April 26, 2023 at the Sierra Madre Public Library during National Library Week. 

A total of 311 students who live in Sierra Madre, go to school in town, or have a Sierra Madre 
Library card entered this year’s contest themed, “Wonders of Reading”. 

Four of the winning bookmarks were selected for printing and announced by special guests: 
Mayor Pro Tem Kelly Kriebs (presenting on behalf of Mayor Edward Garcia), Library Board 
of Trustee Chair Laura Palmer, Friends of the Sierra Madre Library President Julie Bencosme, 
and City Manager Jose Reynoso. 

Thank you to our sponsoring organizations who made this contest possible: Sierra Madre 
Community Foundation, Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, Sierra Madre 
Kiwanis Club, and the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library.

Winning artwork is on display in the Library’s Children's Room. Selected bookmarks are being 
printed and will be available at the Library this summer. 

Contest winners are:

KINDERGARTEN: 1st place Alena Christy: Alverno Heights Academy

 2nd place Amelia Goldsmith: SM Elementary School

FIRST GRADE: 1st place Joaquin Quiros: Gooden School

 2nd place Theo Scholvinck: Gooden School

SECOND GRADE: 1st place Dylan Voralik: SM Elementary School

 2nd place Lily Seiwert: Gooden School

THIRD GRADE: 1st place Amanda Spears: SM Elementary School

 2nd place Avery Lord: Gooden School

FOURTH GRADE: 1st place Cooper Christensen: SM Elementary School

 2nd place Soledad Siders: Alverno Heights Academy

FIFTH GRADE: 1st place Lauren Jukic: Alverno Heights Academy

 2nd place Trini Chan: Alverno Heights Academy

SIXTH GRADE: 1st place Jasmin Klaassen: Alverno Heights Academy

 2nd place Juliet Kirages: Alverno Heights Academy

SEVENTH GRADE: 1st place Sydney Lo: Sierra Madre Middle School 

 2nd place Sophie Tan: Sierra Madre Middle School

EIGHTH GRADE: 1st place Bridget Lampe: Alverno Heights Academy

 2nd place Kyra Fletcher: Sierra Madre Middle School

Bookmark Winners to be printed are:

For more information, contact Youth Services Librarian Doreen Thomas 

Read, Discover, Connect @ Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, 
CA 91024, (626) 355-7186,

Sierra Madre Public Library Bookmark Contest Winners and Special Guest Presenters

Photo courtesy City of Sierra Madre

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Mayor’s Selection: 

Joaquin Quiros: 

1st grade, 

Gooden School

Library Trustees 
Chair’s Selection: 
Dylan Voralik: 

2nd grade, 

SM Elementary

Friends SM Library 

President’s Selection: 

Lauren Jukic: 

5th grade, Alverno 
Heights Academy

Sierra Madre City 
Manager’s Selection 
Amanda Spears: 

3rd grade, Sierra 
Madre Elementary

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