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Young Author/Illustrator Showcase

Hopkins County Schools’ Young Author/Illustrator Showcase was held March 28 at Hopkins County Career & Technology Center. The event featured local author/illustrator Mona Larkins, who made presentations in our schools throughout the week. Awards were presented that evening, and entries were displayed throughout the program.

District Winners


1st place – Elle Hoffman (JSES)

2nd place – Elaina Rose (GES)

3rd place – Cade Williams (EES)

1st Grade

1st place – Eric Clark (HES)

2nd place – Kylie Watkins (PES)

3rd place – Rex Taylor (WBES)

2nd Grade

1st place –Clara Buchanan (PES)

2nd place – Maleah Pearson (GES)

3rd place – Makayla Knowles (EES)

3rd Grade

1st place – Marley Miller (SES)

2nd place – Aleigha Hughes (HES)

3rd place – Cameron Drake, Author (EES); Carrie Howard, Illustrator (EES)

4th Grade

1st place – Ellyott Westerfield (PES)

2nd place – Gauge Clark (HES)

3rd place – Kaelyn Howell (SES)

5th Grade

1st place – Hailey May (HES)

2nd place – Savannah Haas (JSES)

3rd place – Rose Marie Bernal (WHS)

6th Grade

1st place – Sarah McCoy (BSMS)

2nd place – Jessica Lawless (SHMS)

3rd place – Myla Hughes & Kimberly Trappe (JMMS)

7th Grade

1st place – Chase Brummer (BSMS)

8th Grade

1st place – Ethan Fowler (BSMS)

2nd place – Trenton Campbell, Author (Christ the King); Andrew Burden, Illustrator (Christ the King)

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