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WTVP is Proud to Announce 12 Winners and 1 Honorable Mention in the 2012 Local PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.

Jake the rainbow lost his colors! A book-loving dolphin is not just a fish out of water. An evil emperorís dastardly plans are thwarted by a bit of kindness. Inspired by her teacher, a young girl has her eyes opened to the wonders and variety of the animal kingdom. These are just a few of the award-winning stories written by Central Illinois students for WTVPís "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

ďA Rainbow with No ColorĒ

Ella Calhoun

Peoria, Illinois

 

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First Grade

"Iím a Mammal, Just Like You"

Ava Cashdollar

Morton, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

Second Grade

"A Magical Start "

Ella Hutnak

Peoria, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

Third Grade

"The Vertebrate Zoo"

Kaylee Grace Crow

Edwardsville, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

 

Second Place Winners

Kindergarten

"Elephant in Egypt"

Bennett Hurst

Peoria, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

First Grade

"Pinky the Magic Carpe"

Ellie Slaughter

Morton, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

Second Grade

"My Amazing Amazon Experience"

Mihika Desai

Peoria, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

Third Grade

"The Book Club"

Simah Riaz

Lombard, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

 

Third Place Winners

Kindergarten

"The Girl Who Knew Her Job"

Mary Betz

Peoria, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

First Grade

"Toothy"

Lindsey Ropp

Tremont, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

Second Grade

"Waiting on the Easter Bunny"

Gracie Kizer

Pekin, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

Third Grade

"The Mystery of the Secret Room"

Alison Stidman

Morton, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

 

Honorable Mention

Kindergarten

"Dinosaurs Crush Earth"

Killian Madeley

Peoria, Illinois

 

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The first-place stories have advanced on to the national competition where they are competing against winners from other PBS stations across the country for fabulous prizes including tablet computers and e-readers. National winners will be announced this summer.

Local winners and their families were treated to a party in the WTVP Studio where they received prizes including books, writing journals and a special t-shirt announcing them as a writing super hero. Every entrant received an official Certificate of Achievement.

WTVP congratulates all our entrants for their superb stories. And thanks Ms. Benson at Little Friends Learning Center in Peoria, Ms. McCarthy at Blessed Sacrament in Morton, Ms. Nester and Ms. Saurez at Holy Family School in Peoria, Ms. Lawless at Ridgeview Elementary, and Ms. Barber at Metamora Grade School for encouraging their students in their writing and introducing them to our contest.

And whether you enter with a class or on your own, be sure to watch next winter for another contest. Weíre looking forward to reading your story!


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

[2005]  [2006]  [2007]  [2008]  [2009]  [2010]  [2011]

 

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