L.A. County Bookmark Contest Winners Hail from San Gabriel Valley

Shannon Yong, a freshman at Baldwin Park High School and Wendy Fei, a fourth grader who studies at the Baldwin Park Public Library, among the winners.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina announced Monday the First District winners of the county Public Library’s 33rd Annual Bookmark Contest, all of whom reside in the San Gabriel Valley. 

Since 1980 the County Library, with support from Pentel Arts, has conducted the contest to encourage children’s artistic expression and allow them to share their joy of books and the written word.

All of the children created original bookmarks designs that described their love of books, reading and the library.  This year’s theme was “It Came from a Book!" (“¡Vino del Libro!”).

In addition to special gifts that they receive from the library, their bookmarks will be printed by Pentel Arts.

Here is the list of winners:

Shannon Yong – A freshman at Baldwin Park High School who studies at the Montebello Public Library, she enjoys participating in speech, debate, and art clubs.  Her favorite subjects are Biology and English, and Shannon hopes to one day be a Bio-Medical Engineer.  Her favorite books are The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Wendy Fei – A fourth grader at Collegewood Elementary School who studies at the Baldwin Park Public Library, she is a member of the Girl Scouts who loves music and volleyball.  She hopes to one day become a teacher or a fashion designer.  Wendy’s favorite book is Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume.

Cheng Han Li – A second grade student at Condit Elementary School who uses the Claremont Public Library, he takes drawing, piano, and swimming lessons.  His favorite subject is math and he aspires to one day be a dentist.  Cheng Han’s favorite book is The Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza.
Ishbel Daneth Meza – A seventh grader at Muscatel Middle School who visits the El Monte Public Library, she loves to draw and read.  An excellent scholar with straight As, she enjoys algebra and dreams of becoming a doctor.  Ishbel’s favorite book is The Bible.

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