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14th Annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest Winners

To view the children reading their winning stories, you'll need to have Windows Media Player installed on your computer.

First Place
Bailey Johnson                       

"We Are All Friends"
Western Branch Primary, Chesapeake
Honorable Mention
Fiona Sullivan

"My Favorite Fairytale"
Larchmont Elementary, Norfolk
First Grade
First Place

Chipper Neikirk

"The Adopted Frog"
Norfolk Academy, Norfolk

Honorable Mention
Makarius Salib

"The Happy Tree"
Norfolk Academy, Norfolk
Second Grade
First Place
Anthony Winslow

"Herman The Bear Goes Home"
Francis Mallory Elementary, Hampton
Honorable Mention
Ruben Todd

"The Donkey Who Lost His Memory"
James Hurst Elementary, Portsmouth
Third Grade
First Place
Frank Reyes

"Billy, the Sleeping Artist"
Woodstock Elementary, Virginia Beach
Honorable Mention
Jennifer Hilsdon

"The Horrible Sound"
Cooper Elementary, Hampton
Fourth Grade
First Place
Josie Voter

"Choosing the River Jungle Leader"
Larchmont Elementary, Norfolk
Honorable Mention
Maggie Rowland

"The Secret Star"
W.H. Taylor Elementary, Norfolk
Fifth Grade
First Place
Charity Bone

"The Freaky Fingernail"
Annie B. Jackson Elementary, Waverly
Honorable Mention
Molly Dolan

"Talking Josie"
Larchmont Elementary, Norfolk

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