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WTVP Is Proud to Announce 12 Winners and 5 Honorable Mentions in the 2011 Local PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.

An elephant and giraffe make a daring escape from the zoo. A young turtle finally gets his game on. A girl and her dog open the hearts of their city. And three cats show off their unique styles. These are just a few of the award-winning stories written by Central Illinois students for WTVP’s "PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest."

The station is pleased to announce the following winners and their stories.

Click on the book cover to read each story and then turn the pages by clicking the bottom right corner.


 

First Place Winners

Kindergarten

"In the Zoo"

Jillian Bober

Metamora, Illinois

First Grade

"Moe’s Big Shot"

Jake Slaughter

Morton, Illinois

Second Grade

"The Gray City"

Kaylee Grace Crow

Edwardsville, Illinois

Third Grade

"My Cats"

Sarah Mayer

Eureka, Illinois

 

Second Place Winners

Kindergarten

"The Snowman Who Went Places"

Chloe Sander

Peoria, Illinois

First Grade

"Daizy and the Butterfly"

Sai C. Mediboyina

Morton, Illinois

Second Grade

"Snoopy’s Snow Day"

Meriah Fearon

Peoria, Illinois

Third Grade

"A Birthday Present"

Lizel Fehr

Eureka, Illinois

 

Third Place Winners

Kindergarten

"The Mean Christmas"

Lindsey Ropp

Pekin, Illinois

First Grade

"The Rainbow Balloons"

Grayson Mayer

Peoria, Illinois

Second Grade

"The Sock Who Wanted to be a Shoe"

Simah Riaz

Lombard, Illinois

Third Grade

"A Tale of Weather"

Sidney Ropp

Pekin, Illinois

 

Honorable Mentions

Kindergarten

"My Story Book"

Kyra Hilsabeck

Edelstien, Illinois

First Grade

"The Dragon and the Dinosaur"

Mia Sterzinger

Bloomington, Illinois

First Grade

"My Sister Molly"

Anna O’Brien

Canton, Illinois

Second Grade

"The Revenge Binge"

Alyssa Bivens

Bartonville, Illinois

       

Third Grade

"The Engineer Saver"

Nathaniel Aikman

Eureka, Illinois

     

 


Prizes will be awarded during a winners’ celebration in the WTVP Studio. Check back later this month for footage from the party!

WTVP congratulates all the entrants for their excellent stories! And thanks to Ms. Benson at Little Friends Learning Center in Peoria, Ms. Stickelmaier at Metamora Grade School, Ms. Wolfe and Ms. Dennis at Stevenson Elementary in Bloomington, Ms. McCarthy and Ms. Vendon at Blessed Sacrament in Morton, and Ms. Khattar at Davenport Elementary in Eureka for making us your class project! And whether you enter with a class or on your own, be sure to watch next winter for another contest. We’re waiting to read your story!

There are lots more opportunities to share your stories, drawings and ideas every day at pbskids.org.

 Take a look at winning stories from previous years on the following pages: 

[2005]  [2006]  [2007]  [2008]  [2009]  [2010]

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