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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 place and one honorable mention winner were chosen from each grade level.

Watch the 2014 WHRO Young Storytellers Awards Show
Angie Callahan interviews the 2014 winners about their stories:

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Here are the WHRO Young Storytellers for 2014:

KINDERGARTEN

First Place
Rachael Curtis
"The Princess and the Alacorn"
Achilles Elementary, Gloucester

Honorable Mention
Courtney Matthews
"My Family"
Carver Elementary, Newport News

FIRST GRADE

First Place
Preston Mullins
"The Adventures of Mappy"
Home Schooled, Moyock, NC

Honorable Mention
Genesis Watson
"Music in the Sun"
Ocean View Elementary, Norfolk

SECOND GRADE

First Place
Xavier Whelan
"The Bravest Boy in China"
W. H. Taylor Elementary, Norfolk

Honorable Mention
Lorie Ann Henry
"My Leprechaun Friends"
Sewells Point Elementary, Norfolk

THIRD GRADE

First Place
Collin Carroll
"The Sneaky Dog"
Tidewater Academy, Wakefield

Honorable Mention
Evelyn Page
"Olivia's Adventure"
Larchmont Elementary, Norfolk

FOURTH GRADE

First Place
Trenton Jones
"The Shivan Dragon"
Tidewater Academy, Wakefield

Honorable Mention
Mary Seward
"Sadie Adopted Us"
Tidewater Academy, Wakefield

FIFTH GRADE

First Place
Julia Wood
"Piper's Wish"
Home Schooled, Virginia Beach

Honorable Mention
Emily Klages
"Milly and the Oil Spill"
Home Schooled, Virginia Beach

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.