Kara Bagley’s colorful design of flowers clinging to an open book is the perfect placeholder for readers to mark their place in a gripping novel.
It has also marked Kara as one of Utah’s outstanding young artists.
Kara’s design is one of eight statewide winners in the Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP)’s “Make Your Mark” Bookmark Contest. Her artistic ability stood out among 2,300 entries.
“She loves to draw and has a real gift for art,” said Kara’s mother, Lori Bagley. “It was really fun for her to receive that confirmation of her efforts.”
UESP awarded Kara a $1,000 college savings scholarship account, and Zions Bank gave her $50 to start a personal savings account.
Kara also received a bag full of copies of her winning bookmark to distribute to each student at Spring Lane Elementary