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Persuade Picky Pat Contest Winners

Fifty-five students from 10 elementary schools, as well as a few children who are home-schooled, entered the Persuade Picky Pat Contest. They did a fantastic job trying to persuade Picky Pat in writing and in pictures to try a new fruit or vegetable. Four winners were selected to win $25 prizes:

  • 2nd-3rd Grade Essay Winner:  Ethan Pickens, 3rd grade, Home School
  • 2nd-3rd Grade Art Winner:  Sierra McPhail, 3rd grade, Isom Elementary
  • 4th-5th Grade Essay Winner:  Robyn Pike, 5th grade, Parkview Elementary
  • 4th-5th Grade Art Winner: William Story, 4th grade, Columbia Elementary

Download the winning entries:


Many thanks to the contest judges:

  • Bethany Hoglund, Head of Children’s Services, Bellingham Public Libary
  • Judy Calhoun, Librarian & Paraeducator, Kulshan Middle School
  • Mark Dalton,  Food Service Dir., Bellingham School District
  • Abby Hayes, Carl Cozier Student and self-proclaimed “picky eater”

As well as to those who sponsored this contest:
The Sustainable Whatcom Fund Committee of the Whatcom Community Foundation
Whatcom County Library System (especially Catherine Sarrette, Children’s Services Coordinator) and Bellingham Public Libraries (especially Bethany Hoglund, Head of Children’s Services)



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