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Shorebirds Honor Contest Winner

Kassidy McConaghy wins 2013 Hit the Books Bookmark Contest
January 8, 2013
Salisbury, Md. - The Delmarva Shorebirds named Kassidy McConaghy of Milford Middle School the winner of the 2013 Hit the Books Bookmark Contest on Tuesday. Sherman and Shorebirds staff members presented Kassidy with her award during lunch hour at Milford Middle School.

McConaghy's winning bookmark design will be distributed to all participating students in the Hit the Books program. Over 40,000 students from over 100 schools are involved in this years program.

The Hit the Books Program, sponsored by Dr. James M. Crouse at The Brace Place, is an initiative to encourage reading outside the classroom. Students that read four or more books outside the classroom receive two free Shorebirds tickets.

"Kassidy's design demonstrated her outstanding creative and artistic talents," said Shawn Schoolcraft, Director of Community Relations for the Shorebirds. "Her bookmark captured the true meaning of the program and we're proud to distribute her winning design throughout the community."

Sherman the Shorebird will be making appearances to select participating Hit the Books school over the next two months to encourage students to read.

For more information about the program, contact Shawn Schoolcraft at 410-219-3112 ext. 168.