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2011 Writers Contest Winners

PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest

Open to students in kindergarten through fifth grade, stories were judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling and integration of illustrations. One first place and one honorable mention winner were chosen from each grade level.

Watch the 2011 WHRO Young Storytellers Awards Show
Angie Callahan interviews the 2011 winners about their stories:

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Here are the WHRO Young Storytellers for 2011!


First Place
Kathryn Bouslough
"The Lady Bug"
General Stanford Elementary, Fort Eustis

Honorable Mention
Lucy Cunningham
"Soccer Queen"
Larchmont Elementary, Norfolk


First Place
Elissa Alston
"Charlie & Charlene Go On A Treasure Hunt"
Saunders Elementary, Newport News

Honorable Mention
Shakina Smith
"Kana Goes To Paris"
Campostella Elementary, Norfolk


First Place - Statewide Winner
Daxton DeMuzio
"One Brave Arachnid"
Walsingham Academy, Williamsburg

Honorable Mention
Emily Kodolitsch
"The Pet's Adventure"
Willoughby Elementary, Norfolk


First Place - Statewide Winner
Jonathan Krueger
"The Day The Sun Slept In"
Larchmont Elementary, Norfolk

Honorable Mention
Cooper Zippwald
"Billy-Bob & Berry's Great Adventure"
Larchmont Elementary, Norfolk


First Place
Douglas Deutsch
"The Whales"
Larchmont Elementary, Norfolk

Honorable Mention
Oliver Siegfried
"Origami For Japan"
Larchmont Elementary, Norfolk


First Place
Jonathan Gandara
"The Book"
Star of the Sea School, Virginia Beach

Honorable Mention
Rhealynn Wythe
"The Trip To Dreamland"
Parkway Elementary, Virginia Beach

PBS Kids Go Writers ContestThe PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is part of PBS KIDS Raising Readers and is funded in part by a Ready To Learn grant, in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The contents of these contest rules were developed under a grant, #PRU295B050003, from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.