After four years, the G-W students are catching on and creating elaborate characters of some of their favorite books. Library Media Specialist Maureen Palleschi started the literary pumpkin contest in the 2020-21 school year, during the pandemic. “That year students were both in person and virtual, so parents submitted pictures of the pumpkins instead of bringing them to school. This is our fourth contest year, but the third year the pumpkins are displayed in the GW LMC,” she said.
“We look forward to this contest each year; students and their families, as well as the staff, love the creativity and thoughtful designs that show up,” said Ms. Palleschi. “It is always very hard to just pick one from each category”.
This year there were 60 entries and two winners. For the K-2 category 36 students participated and for grades 3-5, there were 24 entries.
Estella Fuentes, Kindergarten
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Cooper Jeanotte, 3rd grade
Kenny and the Book of Beasts by Tony DiTerlizzi