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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.

Students submitted stories in two categories - general and environmental themed.The environmental component was added last year as part of the Batten Environmental Education Initiative.

Winners in each grade level in both the general contest and the environmental contest are listed below. 


Regular Contest Winners

  KINDERGARTEN

FIRST PLACE
Scarlett Jeffrey

"The Tooth Fairy Meets Friends"
Achilles Elementary, Hayes

SECOND PLACE
Coco Wynne

"The Friendly Turtle and the Little Fishes"
Great Bridge Presbyterian, Chesapeake

  FIRST GRADE

FIRST PLACE
Holly Derby

"The Adventures of Oreo the Rat"
Carver Elementary, Newport News

SECOND PLACE
Ruby June Widgeon

"The Scissors Go to School"
Occohannock Elementary, Exmore

  SECOND GRADE

FIRST PLACE
Zymier Smith

"Albino"
Kiptopeke Elementary, Cape Charles

  THIRD GRADE

FIRST PLACE
Hudson Taylor

"Mille Gets a Home"
Occohannock Elementary, Exmore

  FOURTH GRADE

FIRST PLACE
Bryson Allred

"The Adventures of Giraffe and Ostrich"
Alanton Elementary, Virginia Beach

SECOND PLACE
Madeline Massie

"Insert Speech Here..."
Alanton Elementary, Virginia Beach

  FIFTH GRADE

FIRST PLACE
Mila Vujnic

"Bo the Skipping Mouse"
Cedar Road Elementary, Chesapeake

 

 

Environmental Story Winners

  SECOND GRADE

FIRST PLACE
Sehee Kim

"Pollution Stoppers"
Hampton Roads Academy, Newport News

  THIRD GRADE

FIRST PLACE
Andrew Bene

"Save Us"
Hampton Roads Academy, Newport News

  FIFTH GRADE: Two First Place Winners!

FIRST PLACE
Moriah Schranz

"Daisy the Dolphin and the Adventures...in the Elizabeth River"
WH Taylor Elementary, Norfolk

FIRST PLACE
Sophie Alexis Cassis-Birkel

"The Little Fairy"
Saint Patrick Catholic School, Norfolk

The 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.