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Woodbury school hosts "Peeps" diorama contest

"The Lorax," based on the book of the same name, used colorful yarn and Peeps to depict the wacky world of Dr. Seuss. Students chose "The Lorax" as the top diorama.1 / 2
Royals Oaks Elementary students voted on their favorite diorama on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. The choices were: Where's Peepo," "The Lorax," "Don't Let the Peep Drive the Bus" and "The Three Little Peeps and the Big Bad Bunny."2 / 2

Royal Oaks Elementary celebrated the colors, and the tastes, of springtime last week for its second-annual Peeps diorama contest.

The school started the diorama contest, which mirrors the Pioneer Press' annual contest, last year as a fun way to celebrate the spring.

A total of four dioramas, designed by Royal Oaks staff, were voted on by students.

The contest only has two requirements: the dioramas have to incorporate Peeps and they must be about a children's book.

For this year's contest, a total of four dioramas were submitted to the contest -- "Where's Peepo," "The Lorax," "Don't Let the Peep Drive the Bus" and "The Three Little Peeps and the Big Bad Bunny."

The winning diorama was "The Lorax," designed by third grade teachers Maribeth Swalve, Tania Dantas, Shannon Esboldt, and Karen Quirk, reading teacher Julie Johnson, and English language learning teacher Jane Trusinsky.

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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