Local winners in PBS Kids contest

On Thursday, May 24th, WVPT held a reception to honor the winners of the PBS Kids Kids Go! Writers Contest.

All first-place winners from Western Virginia will be entered into the national PBS Kids G0! Writers Contest, where they will compete against area winners from across the county.

The contest, presented locally by WVPT with national funding support from Studentpublishing.com, encourages children in grades K-5 to celebrate the power of language and creativity by creating and submitting original stories and illustrations. WVPT was one of 63 public television stations across the country that participated in this year’s contest.

“Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of the children who submitted their stories to WVPT” said David Mullins, president and general manager of WVPT. “We at WVPT are pleased to bring this opportunity to celebrate young writers to the region. The many incredible entries we received during the WVPT PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest demonstrates the impact of WVPT and PBS KIDS’ shared commitment to opening up worlds of words for all young children in our community and across the country.”

The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is produced annually by PBS KIDS and managed and created by WNED-TV Buffalo/Toronto, and is a part of PBS KIDS Raising Readers, a national initiative that uses the power of public media to build the reading skills of children ages two to eight.  More information on PBS KIDS Raising Readers and the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest can be found at pbskids.org/read.

The winning stories can be viewed online at http://www.wvpt4learning.org/winners2012.html.

 

2012 WVPT PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest Winners

Kindergarten

First Place
Makayla Wimer
Camo and Maggie’s New Home
Highland County
Highland Elementary

Honorable Mention
Daniel Minnigh
Allen’s Adventure
Highland County
Highland Elementary

 

First Grade

First Place
Mia Goodbar
How to Fly
Albemarle County
Free Union Country School

Honorable Mention
Carys Pfouts
Being a Kid
Frederick County
Bass-Hoover Elementary

 

Second Grade

First Place
Kathryn Leary
Sapphire, the Fairy Who Found Things That Were Lost
Augusta County
Clymore Elementary School

Honorable Mention
Samuel Rooker
The Sleepy Ghost
Harrisonburg
Keister Elementary

 

Third Grade

First Place
Mary Winters Blanchard
The Virginia State Capitol Mystery
Highland County
Highland Elementary

Honorable Mention
Lauren Davis
The Dolphin Rescue
Highland County
Highland Elementary

 

Fourth Grade

First Place
Maya Jelinek
Grandma’s Memories
Albemarle County
Agnor-Hurt Elementary

Honorable Mention
Safiyyah Ogundipe
We Are All Different
Harrisonburg
Smithland Elementary

 

Fifth Grade

First Place
Karson Bruce
Fun Winter Poems
Augusta County
Stuarts Draft Elementary

Honorable Mention
Hannah Adams
Julie’s Adventure
Highland County
Highland Elementary





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