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Students produce winning posters
Ashlee Lockard’s poster, above, won first place in the high school category for the Children’s Book Festival. Lockard is a senior at Effingham County High School.

Three Effingham County students are top winners in the Savannah Children’s Book Festival Poster Contest, sponsored by Live Oak Public Libraries.  The contest was divided into three categories: elementary, middle school, high school and college.  

In the elementary school category, Miranda Walker, a 4th grader at Springfield Elementary, won first place and second place with her two entries. In the high school category, Ashlee Lockard, a senior at Effingham County High School, took first place and Kaitlyn Herrington, a sophomore at Effingham County High School, won third place.

Contestants were asked to design a poster for the library’s annual book festival scheduled for Nov. 20  at Forsyth Park in Savannah. The book festival celebrates the power of children’s books with storytelling, children’s book authors, costumed storybook characters and other fun activities.

The winners will attend a reception in their honor today at 5 p.m. in the auditorium on the 1st floor of the Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. (Bull and 37th streets), in Savannah. Prizes will be awarded at that time.