Students Pen Award-Winning Books

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Four Three Village Central School District students were named top winners in this year’s Emma Clark Library third annual Helen Stein Shack Picture Book contest. In recognition of their outstanding submissions, each student was presented with a monetary scholarship and had a copy of their book bound and added to the library’s Local Focus Collection.  

The Helen Stein Shack Book Contest called for teens in grades 7 through 12 who live in the Three Village Central School District to create a children’s picture book. Each entry could be the work of a single author/illustrator or a collaborative effort of an author and an illustrator. The contest was divided into two grade categories, grades 7 through 9 and grades 10 through 12, with one first prize winner and one second prize winner selected from each group. This award is given in memory of Helen Stein Shack by her family.  

The district proudly congratulates the following winners:

First Prize (Grades 7 – 9 category): “We Can Still Be Friends!” by Eliana Sasson
First Prize (Grades 10 – 12 category): “Claire and Her Bear” by Katie Zhao
Second Prize (Grades 7 – 9 category): “Sammy the Sock Monkey” by Nicole Freeley
Second Prize (Grades 10 – 12 category): “Color Your World” by Cassidy Oliver