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January 31 2013

Miller College Children’s Literature Project receives local grant support

The Miller College Children’s Literature Project has received grant support from the Marshall Community Foundation, the Battle Creek Community Foundation, Allegra of Battle Creek’s FootPrint Fund and The Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation to help with expenses associated with this annual project.

The Miller College Children’s Literature Project is a unique book writing and illustration contest, which has served nearly 4,000 students in Calhoun and Eaton counties in just four short school years. The 2012/2013 Project boasts over 1,000 students from school districts falling under the umbrella of the Calhoun Intermediate School District, as well as, one home school family in Marshall.  The Project begins in late September, early October in the classroom as teachers lead students through the appropriate steps to brainstorm and create their original book.  In late March, books will be turned back in to Miller College and the College’s education students will volunteer their time to narrow down the selection before then passing them to a group of community volunteer judges. 

These individuals will be charged with selecting the final 36 winners as such: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the categories of Best Illustration; Best Writing; and Best Overall Book for each grade 3rd – 6th.  Winners and their families will then be invited to attend an annual awards presentation to be held this year at The Franke Center in Marshall, MI on April 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

For more information on the Children’s Literature Project, please visit or call Jenny Andrews, Director for Institutional Advancement for Miller College at (269) 660-8021, ext. 2921.


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