More than 445 students entered the Umpqua Literacy Council Poster Contest and the winning posters will be on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Celebration of Literacy Reading Fair.

The top three places in each division will earn gift certificates.

The winners are:

Kindergarten and First Grade — 1. Makenzie Cole, first grade, Oakland Elementary, Mrs. Hurley; 2. Rowan Grindberg, first grade, Oakland Elementary, Mrs. Hurley; 3. Cooper Bochart, first grade, Oakland Elementary, Mrs. Hervey. 

Second and Third Grade — 1. Jasper Pancoast, second grade, Oakland Elementary, Ms. Edgington; 2. Alexa Cole, second grade, Fir Grove Elementary, Mrs. Carpenter; 3. Alexa Cole, second grade, Oakland Elementary, Mrs. Olsen; 3. Gabriel Goodman, second grade, Winchester Elementary, Mrs. Berry.

Fourth and Fifth Grade — 1. Makenna Yancy, fifth grade, Sunnyslope Elementary, Mrs. DeGroot; 2. Lillian Hollenbeck, fifth grade, Sunnyslope Elementary, Mrs. DeGroot; 3. Alexia Fischer, fourth grade, Oakland Elementary, Mrs. Abbey.

Sanne Godfrey can be reached at or 541-957-4203. Follow her on Twitter @sannegodfrey.

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