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15th Annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest Winners

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First Place
Valerie Morris                      

"The Magic Pegasus" 
Botetourt Elementary, Gloucester
Honorable Mention
Nelson Laine Jr.

"The Presidential Race" 
Tidewater Academy, Wakefield
First Grade
First Place

Allison Calvert

"The Adventure Of Mr. Frog" 
S.P. Morton Elementary, Franklin

Honorable Mention
Abbie Thornton

"The Lost Squirrel" 
Achilles Elementary, Gloucester

Second Grade
First Place
Veronika Hamilton

"The Dragon Who Did No Know
How To Breathe Fire"
W. H. Taylor Elementary, Norfolk
Honorable Mention
Asa Britton-Jenkins

"May’s Kite" 
W. H. Taylor Elementary, Norfolk
Third Grade
First Place
Kamryn Cooper

"Sunny The Snowman" 
Botetourt Elementary, Gloucester
Honorable Mention
A. Wm Leighton Holm

"The Adventures Of Ted, Jeff &Tone" 
Larchmont Elementary, Norfolk
Fourth Grade
First Place
Ellissa Johnson

"Welcome To Dream Land" 
Homeschooled, Williamsburg
Honorable Mention
Ikeeba Johnson

"My Summer Vacation" 
Pungoteaque Elementary, Accomack
Fifth Grade
First Place
Madeline Sisson 

"The Upside Down Book" 
Kings Grant Elementary, Virginia Beach

Honorable Mention
Thaddaeus Springer
"A New Beginning"
Homeschooled, Virginia Beach

Park Experience Story Winners
First Place
Malachi Hinton 

"Paws For A Cause Day At The Park" 
B. C. Charles Elementary, Newport News

Honorable Mention
Erin Campbell 

"Into The Cavern" 
Greenbrier Intermediate, Chesapeake

WHRO provides K-12 Learning Services to 19 public school divisions, 14 independent schools, and home schools, representing 286,000 students and 25,000 educators in greater Hampton Roads. Counties/Cities served by WHRO, include: Accomack, Chesapeake, Franklin, Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Matthews, Middlesex, Newport News, Norfolk, Northampton, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, West Point, Williamsburg, York, and Virginia's School For The Deaf And Blind.