Local children honored for creating their own books

WHAT: Event to honor the winners of KLRU’s Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest
WHERE: Ruiz Library, 1600 Grove Blvd.
WHEN: Saturday, May 16, from 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Each year students in kindergarten through third grade are invited to create their own books with original stories and drawings in the annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest. This year, KLRU received more than 100 book submissions from children in the Austin area. A panel of teachers and librarians judged the entries. Winners receive a certificate signed by Reading Rainbow host LaVar Burton and other prizes. All first place stories will be available for view at klru.org/readingrainbow after May 25. The local Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest is one of many KLRU initiatives designed to take learning beyond TV to help build a better community.


First Place, Kristopher Lynn Kelly, Liberty Hill Elementary School
Second Place, Amelia Jane Tsering, Georgetown home schooled
Third Place, Luke Near, Trinity Episcopal School

First Grade:
First Place MollyRose Kavanagh, Forest North Elementary
Second Place, Abby Sitton, Pflugerville home schooled
Third place, Selvia Nnybo, Clayton Elementary

Second Grade:
First Place, Anika Singh, Hill Elementary
Second Place, Audrie Roeder, home schooled Pflugerville
Third Place, Jesalyn Chan, home schooled Austin
Honorable Mention, Bryn Battani, Trinity Episcopal School

Third Grade:
First Place, Tejal Kulkarni, Brushy Creek Elementary
Second Place, Amber Adkins, Deer Creek Elementary
Third Place, Audrey Bohl Cantu, home schooled Georgetown