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WTVP is Proud to Announce 12 Winners and 4 Honorable Mentions in the 2013 Local PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.

Dance competitions, swimming lessons, and journeys across the world and universe… Imaginations soar when kids put pencil to paper. 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

“Around the World”

John Kroll

Pekin, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

First Grade

"Golden Learns to Swim"

Dev Shroff

Bloomington, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

Second Grade

"The Launching Little Bug"

Esther Newton

Peoria, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

Third Grade

"The Day I Decided to be an Irish Dancer"

Gillian McDaniel

Peoria, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

 

Second Place Winners

Kindergarten

"The Whale Saving Team"

Kaavya Gupta

Peoria, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

First Grade

"The Greatest Trip Ever"

Chloé Li

Dunlap, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

Second Grade

"The Crayon Box"

Lauren Lal

Dunlap, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

Third Grade

"The Pickle Man"

Lily Wegner

Eureka, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

 

Third Place Winners

Kindergarten

"Santa & the Tooth Fairy"

C Onté Pollard

Peoria, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

First Grade

"Marvelous Marvin"

Makenna Polk

Morton, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

Second Grade

"The Missing President"

Kaela Gerig

Peoria, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

Third Grade

"The Tale of the Two Goatees"

Lena Oswald

Morton, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

 

Honorable Mention

Kindergarten

"The Dragon that Ate the Rainbow"

Sabrina Yeh

Peoria, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

First Grade

"The Poor Lollipop & the Candy Cane"

Ella Calhoun

Peoria, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

Second Grade

"Mermaids to the Rescue"

Mary Smith

Peoria, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]

Third Grade

"The Magical Rainbow & Amberly Make the World Happy"

Gracie Kizer

Pekin, Illinois

 

[PDF Available]


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 whether you enter with a class or on your own, be sure to watch next winter for another contest. We’re 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]  [2012] 

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