MLT teen wins library poster contest

Jake Tiffany with his award.

By Doug Petrowski

The Mountlake Terrace Library has never had a winning participant in the Sno-Isle District “Teen Read Month” Poster Contest — at least not until this year, when Jake Tiffany was named as one of four winners in the art competition. The library held a reception honoring Jake with Teen Librarian Dawn Rutherford presenting him a certificate and t-shirt Wednesday afternoon.

Tiffany was joined at the ceremony by his mom, friends, neighbors and one of his teachers at Cedar Park Christian – Mountlake Terrace.

Tiffany’s winning entry.

“I really enjoy art and I’ve always loved to draw,” he said. His memories of dabbling in art go way back; “I even remember drawing in day care.”

Tiffany decided to enter the contest because he saw it as an opportunity to have a little fun with his art. With the theme “It Came from a Book” he knew right away the creepy idea he was going after. “This was pretty much the first thing I thought of, especially the hand.”

Tiffany’s entry was one of 150 in the district contest. Other winners were Emily Barrett from the Marysville Library, Kim Chana from the Mill Creek Library, and Megan Meadows from the Lynnwood Library.

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