Shelbyville Daily Union


May 13, 2014

Local students win in PBS KIDS Writers Contest

WEIU announced the local winners of the 2014 PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The first place winners in grades K-3 will advance to the national level of the contest. Thirty-seven creative entries were received from local children and nine winners were chosen for first place, second place, and third place recognitions. All other entries received Honorable Mentions.

Among the 1st place winners was Kendall Morris, 7, of Stewardson with “The Odd Day (But Fun Day) On the Farm

Among the 3rd place winners was Paxton Giertz, 7, of Strasburg with “Eye is Lost”

Honorable mentions included:

“Playing and Reading” by Nathan Beck, (age 7), Stewardson, IL

“Hunter’s Busy Day” by Hunter Braden (age 7), Strasburg, IL

“Rowdy’s Wiggly Tooth” by Rowdy Durbin (age 7), Strasburg, IL

“My Kindle Fire” by Dennon Stremming (age 7), Strasburg, IL

“Rowyn and Her Cats are Playing” by Rowyn Foreman (age 7), Strasburg, IL

“Frozen – Learning How to Ice Skate” by Grace Carroll (age 6), Stewardson, IL

“Aiden’s Loose Tooth” by Aiden Lister (age 7), Strasburg, IL

“Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull” by Collin Hewing (age 7), Mode, IL

“What Should I Play With?” by McKenzi Vonderheide (age 7) Stewardson, IL

“Jack and the Robot” by Jack Holland (age 7), Stewardson, IL

“Kinley and Her Dog” by Kinley Quast, (age 6), Windsor, IL

“Writing on the Chalkboard” by Hannah Davis (age 6), Strasburg, IL

“Adventure in the Wild” by Katelyn VonBehrens (age 7), Stewardson, IL

“The Story of the Minecraft Lego Star Wars People” by James Porter (age 7), Shumway, IL

“The Camping Trip” by Samantha Hayes (age 7), Stewardson, IL

“Playing School at Home” by Ellie Wittenberg (age 6), Strasburg, IL

“The Day the Pigs Got Out” by Raegyn Vonderheide (age 6), Stewardson, IL

“Jeb and His Dog Larry” by Jeb Storm (age 7), Strasburg, IL

“Romer Goes Mushroom Hunting” by Seaver Kessler (age 6), Strasburg, IL

“At WEIU we were truly inspired by the enthusiasm and talent that this year’s contest entries demonstrated,” said Ke’an Armstrong, Educational Services Manager, WEIU. “Each year WEIU is a proud participant in PBS KIDS’ annual Writers Contest as it advances WEIU’s commitment to helping grow children’s literacy skills while encouraging expression and imagination. WEIU celebrates the talented children of our community and we wish the winners advancing to the national contest the best of luck.”

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