Farmingville, NY – On April 12, Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilmember Jonathan Kornreich attended the 8th Annual Helen Stein Shack Picture Book Award ceremony at the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library in Setauket. The contest was open to Three Village School District (TVSD) teens who were asked to write and illustrate a children’s picture book. First prize winners received a check for $400 and the second prize winners received a check for $100. The entries will be printed, bound and added to the library’s Local Focus Collection. Go to www.emmaclark.org/picturebookaward for more information.
Prize winners pictured in the front row (left to right) are Matthew Blumenthal (1st place winner in the 7 - 9th grade category); Anna Grant (1st place winner in the 10 - 12th grade category); Amelia Grant (1st place winner in the 10 - 12th grade category); Julia Hou (2nd place winner in the 7 - 9th grade category) and Amella Een (2nd place winner in the 10 - 12th grade category).
Pictured in the back row (left to right) are NYS Senator Mario Matera; Kevin Scanlon, TVSD Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services; April Hatcher, Ward Melville High School Librarian; Brian Biscari, Principal at R.C. Murphy Junior High School; Betsy Knox, R.C. Murphy Junior High School Librarian; Suffolk County Legislator, Kara Hahn; Cheryl Pedisch, Superintendent of Three Village School District; NYS Assemblyman Steve Engelbright; Jessica Metrio, English Department Chair at R.C. Murphy Junior High School; Brookhaven Town Councilmember, Jonathan Kornreich and Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine.