GMS pumpkin decorating contest inspired by literature

picture of pumpkin contest winner holding the winning pumpkinWe are all familiar with the expression “don’t judge a book by its cover,” right? You can however, judge a pumpkin decorated like a book cover, as Gloversville Middle School students and staff proved when they cast their votes in the school’s recent pumpkin decorating contest.

A pumpkin decorated by Vivienne Crandall received the most votes with its spot-on replica of the cover illustration from the book, “Ghosts” by Raina Telgemeier.

picture of pumpkin decorated like Harry Potter book coverTo participate in the contest, students had to select a book from the library’s collection and submit a sketch based on the book. They then had to paint or carve the image on a pumpkin. Fifteen students in grades 6-8 decorated pumpkins inspired by such titles as: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling; “Warriors Fire and Ice” by Erin Hunter; “A Midsummer Night’s Scream” by R.L. Stine; and “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio; among others.

Congratulations to Vivienne for her prize-winning pumpkin, and to all the students who participated for their wonderfully-decorated pumpkins!

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