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Teen Read Week Art Contest Winners
celebration of Teen Read Week, the Lake Travis Community
Library held an art contest for students in grades
6-12. Lake Travis Middle School Sixth Grader Tess Van
Daele placed first prize for her oil pastel piece
entitled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
“The winner had great
composition and use of color and originality,” said
judge Ann Neighbors.
Samuel Garvens was
awarded second place for Katniss, inspired by
Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy. And, Jennifer
Good’s mixed-media piece Voyage to the Paper Town,
inspired by John Green’s young adult novel won, third
place. The three winners were given cash prizes from
the Friends of the Lake Travis Community Library. The
judges also named artists Grant Carter and Ellen Van
Daele as honorable mentions.
Teen Volunteer Program
Students in grades
7-12 are invited to apply for volunteer shifts at the
community library. Community service hours along with
fun, treats, and an opportunity to win a scholarship
during senior year are some of the perks of volunteer
work. Regular shifts include shelving books, working at the
circulation desk, processing books, and working on special projects. Fill out a
volunteer application and then schedule an interview by calling
the library at 263-2885.
The Friends of the Lake Travis Community Library offer a $2,000
service scholarship to a graduating teen volunteer planning to
continue his or her education at a university or vocational school. Applicants must have volunteered for a minimum of two semesters
(summer counts as one semester) with at least 50 community service
hours at the Lake Travis Community Library.
This year, teen volunteers Autumn Good and Prem Menon
will head to college in August with $2,000 scholarships
from the Friends of the Library. Autumn started
volunteering when she was in seventh grade; she
estimates she’s put in almost 700 hours at the library.
Prem started in his freshman year and has worked about
300 volunteer hours. Congratulations to all of our
graduating teen volunteers!
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