As part of CNMI Ocean’s Month and World Ocean’s Day celebration last June 8, the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library partnered with the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality’s Division of Coastal Resource Management to host a sand sculpture contest for the library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program session 1B participants (9 to 12 years old).
Out of more than 50-plus participants and six groups, three groups won. The panel of judges included 2021 Miss Earth NMI Crystal Fiona Rio, library director Erlinda C. Naputi, Coral Reef Initiative communications coordinator/DCRM-BECQ Marlyn C. Naputi, and BECQ director Ray S. Masga.
Group were informed to work together and build a sea creature. Judges voted on teamwork, creativity and uniqueness, sea creature, and group share response.
The Winning groups are as follows:
Entry: Bikini Bottom
Participants: Stephan Li, Elita Li, Keoni Ruszala, Lelani Ruszala, Keara Crisostomo, David Bercilla, Team Leaders: Miranda Marian and Valerie Naputi
Prizes: $15.00 gift certificate from 670 Rocksteady, Movie pass from Friends of the JKPL, and a toy from Lollipops for each child. DOCOMO Pacific Beach chair for the group leader.
Entry: Library Turtle
Participants: Noah Balisalisa, Evan Balisalisa, Ava Dela Cruz, Jesse Dela Cruz, Grayden Ngiralmau, Team Leaders: Yuteng Chen and Leora Terlaje
Prize: Movie pass from the Friends of the JKPL for each winner.
Entry: Jelly Fish with the Mask
Participants: Tristan Que, Chloe Shin, Dana Hwang, Katherine Hwang, Emma Long, Nia Que, Eldrian Calibo, Team Leaders: Sharee Fernando, Pauline Viray, Aaron Cayading, and Chelsea Gozun
Prizes: Movie pass from the Friends of the JKPL for each winner. (PR)