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WHRO's Annual PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest

Open to students in kindergarten through fifth grade, stories werer 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 2010 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest

Here are the WHRO Young Storytellers for 2010.

Kindergarten
First Place
Charlotte Toomey

"Benny The Dragon"
Larchmont, Norfolk
Honorable Mention
Brandt Gregory

"The Lost Coin" 
Tidewater Academy, Wakefield
First Grade
First Place

Skylar Bennett

"Kids Meet An Alien"
Home Schooled,Williamsburg

Honorable Mention
Utitofon Ekanem

"If I Had A Kitten"
W. H. Taylor, Norfolk

Second Grade
First Place
Elise Bale

"Terra's Promise"
Chinoteague, Chinoteague
Honorable Mention
McKenzie Phillips

"The Elephant Who Knocked On Steve's Door" 
Ocean Lakes, Virginia Beach
Third Grade
First Place
Michael Gazzanigo

"The Magnet Who Lost Magnetism"
Creekside, Suffolk
Honorable Mention
Chelsea Rodi

"Waddles The Duck"
Larchmont, Norfolk
Fourth Grade
First Place
Jacob DuBeau

"The Magic Refrigerator"
Larchmont, Norfolk
Honorable Mention
Shyesha James

"I Want To Be A Cat"
Crossroads, Norfolk
Fifth Grade
First Place
Ivy Jackman

"My New Best Friend"
Matthew Whaley, Williamsburg
Honorable Mention
Meg Urban

"The Hard Hearted Rabbit"
Larchmont, Norfolk


Past Writers Contest Winners

15th Annual Reading Rainbow Writers Contest winners
14th Annual Reading Rainbow Writers Contest winners
13th Annual Reading Rainbow Writers Contest winners
12th Annual Reading Rainbow Writers Contest winners
11th Annual Reading Rainbow Writers Contest winners


The PBS KIDS GO! 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.