A Book and Mug Contest

A Book and Mug Contest

By Ally Kampel

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This year, to replace the edible book contest, students used mugs provided by the library board to create a scene from a book, poetry, or work of art.  On Wednesday, March 26, students brought in mugs representing their favorite book, work of art, or piece of poetry.  There were twenty five mugs turned in for participation in the contest, which was about 50% of the mugs the library gave out.


Ashley Grooms and Megan Awad won the book category with the submitting of their mug inspired by the book, Nothing. The winner of the children’s book category is Abby Pace’s mug based on Mr. Popper’s Penguins.  Gab Hirlinger won the poetry category with her mug inspired by Flash Delirium.  The winner of the work of Art category was Kaylie Brown with the submitting of her mug based off of the work of art, Abbey Road.  For the principal’s choice, Mrs. Donna Brigger choose Katie Jacob’s mug based off the work of art, Starry Night and Katelyn Rutherford’s mug based off of the book, Beautiful Creatures.  Grace Davis won the student’s choice by submitting her mug based off the book Actor Anonymous. All together, the contest raised eighty six dollars to be given to Water with Blessings.  The library board plans to do this contest next year with the same success.


Students and staff voted for their favorite mug by dropping drop change into a cup behind the mug.  The mug that received the most change was the winner of each category and took home a $10 gift card to Target, Starbucks, Chipotle, Forever 21, etc.  There will was also be different additional prizes and the principal’s choice winner.   Library Board director, Mrs. Monica Williams-Mitchell, was happy with the result, “I am very excited that people are participating and I hope we can continue to do creative activities with the school.  Seton girls are so creative and this is a great opportunity to display their talents.”


The mugs turned in had represented a broad range of books, art, and poetry.  Other mugs based off books included: Delirium, by Lauren Oliver, created by Jessica Rieskamp, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, created by Greta Busche, Wicked, by Gregory Maguire, created by MC Corey, Snow White, by the Grimm Brothers, created by Jenny Kathmann, Harry Potter, by J.K Rowling, created by Emma Utley, and another by Gab Kramaer, Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson, created by Mrs. Metz, The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, created by Faith Breeden, Divergent, by Veronica Roth, created by Sarah Kammer,  The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, created by Sam Smith,  The Bible, created by Kayla Strunk, Louder than Words, by Jenny McCarthy, created by Brittany Oestricher, The Fault in our Star, by John Green, created by Molly Schramm, Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, created by Dana Wink and another by Anna Lanzilotta, and Horton Hears a Who!, by Dr. Seuss, created by Katelyn Hembree.


The other mug made based from poetry included: The Highwayman, by Alfred Noyes, created by Lindsey Lanzilotta.  The other mug inspired by works of art included The Treachery of Images, by Rene Magritte, created by Greta Busche.


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