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Award-Winning Picture Books

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Several students from the Three Village Central School District were honored for their creativity and talents with honorable mentions and awards during the fifth annual Helen Stein Shack Picture Book Award.

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 between 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.  

Congratulations to the following honorees: 

First Prize (Grades 7-9 category): “Gerald’s Share” by Nicole Xiao
First Prize (Grades 10-12 category): “You Saved the Earth: A Plastic Bottle’s Journey” by Juliet Weschke
Second Prize (Grades 7-9 category): “Lily and Liam’s Summer at the Library” by Riley Meckley
Second Prize (Grades 10-12 category): “Simon’s Day at the Beach” by Nicole Freeley

Each of the winners’ books were bound and added to the Library’s Local Focus Collection and winners received monetary scholarships. First-prize winners Nicole Xiao (eighth grader at P.J. Gelinas Junior High School) and Juliet Weschke (10th grader at Ward Melville High School) received $400 checks, and second-prize winners Riley Meckley (ninth grader at P.J. Gelinas Junior High School) and Nicole Freeley (11th grader at Ward Melville High School) received $100 checks.  



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