The Lovell Branch Library announced the winners of its origami contest on Monday, April 11. The contest was held as part of the library’s celebration of National Library Week, April 10 – 16. The theme for this year’s library week is “Libraries Transform” and the contest winners proved that nothing is more transforming than creating a work of art out of simple sheets of paper.
Winners of the Elementary Division (Grades 3rd-5th) included in First place, Ben Simmons of Cowley, for his “Paper Ninja Star.” Second place went to Colter Hitz of Lovell for his “Japanese Girl” creation. Third place went to Ethan Hobbs of Lovell for his “Slurpee” invention.
In the Middle School Division, Grace Shumway of Lovell took first for her piece entitled “Dreaming.” Second place went to Merisa Collins of Lovell for her “Flower on Box” art. Third place went to Zach Simmons of Cowley, for his “Crane Mobile.” Kirk Thomas of Lovell received an honorable mention for his “Reading Yoda.”
In the High School Division, first place went to Jaret Collins of Lovell, for his “Shark,” second place to Katy Robertson of Lovell for her “Frog” and third place to Chris Ingram of Lovell for his “Airplane.”
In the Adult Division, James Hobbs of Lovell took first with his very elaborate “Swan.” Second place went to Stacey Tippetts of Cowley for her very detailed piece entitled “A Dozen Mini Roses.” Third place went to Heather Hobbs of Lovell for her “Butterfly Moon.” Honorable mention went to Lexi Sanders of Byron for her submission entitled “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.”
By Patti Carpenter