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For Educators by Educators

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

Watch the 2017 WHRO Young Storytellers Awards Show
Angie Callahan interviews the 2017 winners about their stories:


Here are the WHRO Young Storytellers for 2017:

KINDERGARTEN

First Place
Sidney Wynne
"The Mysterious Mermaids"
Great Bridge Presbyterian, Chesapeake

Second Place
Scarlett Bustetter
"Elias And Cecilia"
Homeschooled at Bustetter Academy, Virginia Beach

FIRST GRADE

First Place
Weyland Willis
"Weyland And Desert: A Story Of How We Met"
Occohannock Elementary, Exmore

Second Place
Hailey Wagner
"The Snow Tree And The Girl"
Butts Road Primary School, Chesapeake

SECOND GRADE

First Place
Erin Smigiel
"The New School"
Ocean View Elementary, Norfolk

Second Place
Alexander Vaca
"The Soda Can And The Bag of Chips"
Occohannock Elementary, Exmore

THIRD GRADE

First Place
Mariana Gaten
"One Inch Tall"
Stonehouse Elementary, Williamsburg

Second Place
Logan Kodolitsch
"Who Did It?"
Academy for Discovery at Lakewood, Norfolk

FOURTH GRADE

First Place
Ava Cacckello
"A Fox Friend"
Deep Creek Elementary, Chesapeake

Second Place
Brooke Delorey
"If I Had A Horse"
Homeschooled at D. Heritage Christian Academy, Moyock, NC

FIFTH GRADE

First Place
Savannah Meier
"The Mean Tree"
Camden Intermediate, Camden, NC

Second Place
Mia Casey
"Daddy's Homecoming"
Homeschooled at Bay View Academy, Norfolk

PBS Kids Go Writers ContestThe PBS KIDS 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.