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12th 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
Megan Schaedel

"The Deep Sleep of My Favorite Foods"
Larchmont Elementary, Norfolk
Honorable Mention
Olivia Stewart

"Karate Girl"
Larchmont Elementary, Norfolk
First Grade
First Place
William Tysinger

"My First Time On Skis"
W.H. Taylor, Norfolk

Honorable Mention
Abes Neughebauer

"Tuk-Tuk and the Glitter Yellow Shoes"
Providence Elementary, Virginia Beach
Second Grade
First Place
Samantha Snyder

"The Lotta Family Has A Wedding"
Norge Elementary, Williamsburg
Honorable Mention
Jessica Martinson

"The Island"
Larchmont Elementary, Norfolk
Third Grade
First Place
Bethany Witter

"The Quill Pen"
Cornerstone Christian, Chesapeake
Honorable Mention
Mayee Chen

"Grandma's Old Cats"
Matthew Whaley Elementary, Williamsburg
Fourth Grade
First Place
Angela Campbell

"How Turtle Got His Shell"
Bethel Elementary, Gloucester
Honorable Mention
Courtney Haywood

"Here We Go Again"
Tidewater Academy, Wakefield
Fifth Grade
First Place
Victoria Crego

"The Story Of Windfire"
Larchmont Elementary, Norfolk
Honorable Mention
Xavier Baird

"Becoming a Man"
Bethel Manor Elementary, Yorktown

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.