Shawnee Mission student artists chosen as winners in the Johnson County Library Bookmark Competition

SMSD JCL Bookmark Contest Winners
Shawnee Mission School District

Friends of Johnson County Library (JCL) announced the winners of their annual Bookmark Competition and five Shawnee Mission students were among the honorees.  The contest accepted more than 250 original illustrations in seven age categories from Preschool to Adult.

The Shawnee Mission School District winners are:
Freya Webster, Mill Creek Elementary School, Kindergarten and Pre-K
Marin Hannaman, Westwood View Elementary School, Grades 1 - 2
Olive Langford, Mill Creek Elementary School, Grades 3 - 4
Annique Gras, Rising Star Elementary School, Grades 5 - 6
Angela Richardson, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Grades 9 – 12

In honor of National Friends of Libraries Week (October 17-23, 2021) Friends of JCL celebrated by presenting the winners of the annual contest to the Library’s Board of Directors and the community. 

“They’re a great way to get creative people of all ages interested in our excellent Library system,” Friends president, Jeanie Botkin, shared in a press release.

Judges included Friends of JCL board members and the Youth Service librarians.  The winning bookmarks will be distributed throughout the year at the 14 branches of the Johnson County Library and at the Friends bookstores and sales, according to a press release.