The Oregon Blue Book has been published regularly for over 100 years, and the Blue Book holds a special place in the hearts of Oregonians. It is the official directory and fact book for the U.S. state of Oregon. Cierra Shapley, a fourth grader in Mrs. Salisbury’s class at Candy Lane, and Inessa Garrey, a sixth grader at Salem’s Judson Middle School, are the first ever Oregon Blue Book Essay Contest winners! Cierra will have her essay on “Why Oregon is a great place to live” published in this year’s Blue Book. On March 17th Cierra, accompanied by her family, Principal Laier and Mrs. Salisbury, will travel to Salem to be honored by the Secretary of State with an award. We are all very proud of Cierra!