Monthly Archives: October 2012

Obstacle course winners

Congratulations to the winners of the obstacle course race! With over 130 competitors, these tributes took on mud, climbing walls and giant tricycles to bring in the best times in their age group. 

If you did not pick up your medal at the final event, please contact Dana at

Male (ages 8-9)
Gordon Sholly (4:25)
Landon Riley (4:41)
Joseph Levy (4:42)

Female (ages 8-9)
Tess Sullivan (6:12)
Kira Johnson (6:23)
Gillian Dietz (7:00)

Male (ages 10-13)
Hunter Sowers (2:10)
Nelson Smith (3:33)
Joey Stiles (3:53)
Ben Zino (3:56)

Female (ages 10-13)
Sydney Sholly (3:13)
Kathryn Maddrey (3:22)
Destiny Hobson (4:07)
Madison Crabtree (4:21)

Male (ages 14-18)
Tristen Rising (2:58)
Drew Blackmon (3:21)
Nathan Rowell (3:37)

Female (ages 14-18)
Ajuenne Washington (4:38)
Kri Shaffer (5:03)
Patricia Sibley (5:05)

Male (ages 19-24)
Nathaniel Loman (6:10)

Female (ages 19-24)
Cortney Thompson (7:03)
Rianna Rinaldi (14:16)

Male (ages 25-34)
Raul Herrera (6:31)
Seth Everett (7:34)

Female ages (25-34)
Angela Harris (5:26)
Crystal Crabtree (5:58)
Crystal Love (7:29)

Male (ages 35-44)
Travis Rogers (5:03)
James Davis (10:24)

Female (ages 35-44)
Tina Cornett (6:28)
Velena Levy (8:05)

Female (ages 45-54)
Arlis Campbell (8:01)

Female (ages 65-74)
Teresa Lambert (11:46)


Writing Contest Winners

Congraulations to the winners of the Writing Contest.

Poetry: Grades 6-8 category
Emma Oliver
Brianna White
Madeline May White

Poetry: Grades 9-12 Category
Angele T. Robinson
James Robitschek
Kelsey Belk

Poetry: Adult Category
Shae Cantrell

Short Story: Grades 6-8 Category
Benjamin Zino
Nelson Smith
Emma Oliver

Short Story: Grades 9-12 Category
Eli J. DaNean
Whitney Moore
Sarah Hutton

Short Story: Adult Category
Michael Snodgrass
Andrew Waters
Richard Cooke, III

Special thanks to the Stanly County Friends of the Library for providing the Writing Contest prizes.

Costume Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Costume Design Contest!

1st place – Ashlyn Courtney
2nd place – Morgan Koontz
3rd place – Daizee Paxton

Special thanks to the Friends of Rowan Public Library for providing the Costume Contest prizes.

Bookmark Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the teen Bookmark Contest!

Middle School Winners
1st place – Emma Duncan
2nd place – Zach Stanley
3rd place – Sydney Taylor

High School Winners
1st place – Stephen Garza
2nd place – Raquel Sanchez
3rd place – Bernice Castaneda

Special thanks to the Friends of Rowan Public Library for providing the Bookmark Contest prizes.

Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to the art contest winners!

Panem Pick (popular vote winner): Tre Williams “District 11’s Revolt” (colored pencil/ink)

Judges Pick: Shelby Young “Sisterly Love” (pencil)

Winners from all 4 counties:
Adam Conversano
Maria Giocondo
Antonio Gutierrez
Tre Williams
Barbara Benton
Teresa Hollar
Madeline Nagy
Raquel Sanchez
Kelly Brown
Annette Lowder
Melinda McLain
Shelby Young
Sierra Laney
Jennifer Stephenson
Zita Voros

Special thanks to all four Cabarrus Friends of the Library groups, The Holt Art Fund, and Stanly Community College for donating the Art Contest prizes.

Short Film Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the short film contest!

Nia Freeman, Taylor Dilena, Rachel Stivaletti, Oriana Apostoli, and Mia Severance

Check out their entries!

October 1 – October 12 events

Monday October 1
Book discussion: Dystopias in Teen Literature – 7:00 pm; West Cabarrus YMCA
Book discussion: The Hunger Games Trilogy – 5:30 pm; West Union Regional Library, Indian Trail

Tuesday October 2
Book discussion: The Hunger Games  – 6:00 pm; Kannapolis Middle School
In Time – film viewing – 6:30 pm; Rowan Public Library, Salisbury

Thursday October 4
Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion: The Hunger Games (you bring lunch we’ll provide a drink, dessert and discussion!) – 12:30 pm; Rowan Public Library, Salisbury

Saturday October 6
Discussion Panel of Film Extras (part of Modern Film Fest) – 2:00 pm; Gem Theatre, Kannapolis
Film Festival – Farenheit 451 @ 10:00, AI: Artificial Intelligence @ 2:00 – Cabarrus County Public Library, Concord
WALL-E  – film viewing – 2:00; Stanly County Public Library, Albemarle

Tuesday October 9
Book discussion: Strategy in The Hunger Games( followed by Nerf Archery) – 4:00 pm; Edwards Memorial Library, Marshville
Book discussion: Plants and The Hunger Games – 7:00 pm; North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis
Long Legacies: Remarkable Survivals in Appalachian Folklife presented by Charlotte Ross, Ed.D – 5:30-7:00 pm; Cabarrus County Public Library, Concord
I Am Legend – film viewing – 6:30 pm; Rowan Public Library, Salisbury

Friday October 12
Book discussion – Love Triangles in The Hunger Games Trilogy – 7:00 pm; Rocky River Coffee, Harrisburg

Saturday October 13
Final Event at the Arena! – Obstacle course and survival training: brave mud, water and other obstacles to make your way through the course; awards ceremony and viewing of The Hunger Games on the big screen! Events begin at 10:00 am.

Monday October 15
I Am Legend – film viewing – 2:00 pm; Stanly County Public Library, Albemarle

Corn Mazes – request Hunger Games related questions and navigate your way though the maze
9/28-10/7 Country Days Corn Maze, Indian Trail
9/15-10/7 Regal Corn Maze, Statesville
9/28-10/7 Get Lost Corn Maze, Albemarle
9/14-10/7 Aw Shucks Farm, Monroe
9/7-10/7 Rural Hill Corn Maze, Huntersville
9/15-10/7 Patterson Farms, Mt. Ulla