An Event for the Books: Edible Book Festival 2023

May 19, 2023

The school community enjoyed sweet treats today as the third Edible Book Festival – a baking and cooking competition with a literary twist – took place. This year’s festival had 64 entries!

The student’s creations featured scenes from books, book covers, and plays on words from book titles or elements of the story and were crafted from items including cake, fruits, potatoes, and more. 

The entries were voted on by the student body through a ticket voting system. This year’s categories included: Most Creative, Fan Favorite, Best in Show, Best Not-A-Cake, and Divisional Crossover awards.

This year’s award winners were: 

Best in Lower School:
Harper ’31 and Hayden ’34 BermanWhere’s Waldo
Runner Up: Pierce Notigan ’32 and Luca Scioli ’32 – I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic

Best in Middle/Upper School:
Gemma Benedetti ’29 and Zoe Hocking ’29Animal Farm
Runner Up: Brielle Vera ’29 Pusheen

Fan Favorite – Lower School:
Amelia Kimani ’33, Beckham Bond ’33, and Berkley Bond ’35 – Magic Treehouse

Fan Favorite – Middle/Upper School:
Zoe Dasgupta ’28Peter Rabbit

Most Creative – Lower School:
Gianna Highlander ’31 and Maggie Hoffman ’31 What Was the Great Chicago Fire

Most Creative – Middle/Upper School:
Allegra McGinniss ’30Guts

Best Not-A-Cake:
Henry ’36, Sammy ’37, and Ted QuinnStuart Little

Crossover Collaboration Awards: Community Members from Different Divisions 

Most Creative Crossover:
Sadie ’30 and Vincent ’33 Guzman  – La Princesa and the Pea

Best Crossover:
Bryn ’30 and Elle ’32 FullertonTacky the Penguin 
Runner Up: Sabina ’29 and Alexia HenneberryMadeline 

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