KLRU Kids Writers Contest winners named

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Congratulations to our Writers Contest winners! We received more than 200 entries this year from schools across Central Texas. You can read all the stories on our Writers Contest page!

KINDERGARTEN: [23 entries]
1st place – Colin D’Eimon
Neidig Elementary
Elgin ISD
Pets Go To School

2nd place – MaryElizabeth Robson
Homeschooled: Robson Primary School
Pflugerville, TX
A Friendship Story

3rd place – Amadeus Kwan
First Foundations Pre-School
Austin, TX
The Missing Sun

1st GRADE: [73 entries]
1st place – Kayla Rogers
Homeschooled
Paige, TX (Bastrop County)
I Love Dreaming

2nd place – Chloe Clark
Blanco Elementary
Blanco ISD
Sugar So Sweet

3rd place – Emma Glynn
Neidig Elementary
Elgin ISD
The Awesome Robot

2nd GRADE: [64 entries]
1st place – Nicole Williams
Naumann Elementary
Leander ISD
The Case of the Poetic Letter

2nd place – Shone Abhay Sarode
Patton Elementary
Austin ISD
The Mystery of the Museum

3rd place – Soha Dalal
Elm Grove Elementary
Hays Consolidated ISD
The Baseball Game That Saved Earth

3rd GRADE: [51 entries]
1st place – Branna May
Homeschooled
Kyle, TX
Sam and the Burglar

2nd place – Carson Collins
Homeschooled
Austin, TX
A Brave Little Ant Who Found His Way Home

3rd place – Michelle Huang
Laural Mountain Elementary
Round Rock ISD
Innocent or Guilty?

 

 

2013 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest Winners!

Writers Contest

KLRU congratulates our 2013 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest winners! KLRU had almost 200 entries from children throughout Central Texas. All of the winners will be entered into the national contest where a panel of esteemed judges will rank the top 12 entries. National winners will be announced during the summer of 2013 and the winning stories will be featured on pbskids.org/writerscontest. You can read all our local entries here!2013 KLRU Winners:

Kindergarten:
1st place – Elizabeth May
, age 6
The May Academy (homeschool)
Georgetown, TX
A Turtle’s Home

2nd place – Keri Collins, age 6
First Foundations
Austin, TX
The Sick House

3rd place – Anais Morend-John, age 6
Mathews Elementary
Austin ISD
The Horse

1st Grade:
1st place – Katherine Bong, age 6
[won: 1st Place – 2012]
Blackland Prairie Elementary
Round Rock ISD
My Wish

2nd place – Enaaya Khan, age 7
Cactus Ranch Elementary
Round Rock ISD
Sarah’s Pet

3rd place – Aidan D’Eimon, age 7
Neidig Elementary
Elgin ISD
The Fat Cat

2nd Grade:
1st place – Campbell Collins, age 8
Collins Academy (homeschool)
Austin, TX
Molly’s Play

2nd place tie – Debbie Bong, age 8
Blackland Prairie Elementary
Round Rock, TX
The Lesson Learned

2nd place tie – Claire Moore, age 8
[won: 1st Place – 2011]
Pease Elementary
Austin, TX
What Can I Do with a Shoe?

3rd place – Prahal Selvapathi, age 8
Great Oaks Elementary
Round Rock ISD
Kyle and Rover

3rd Grade:
1st place – Andrew C. Jiang, age 8
[won: 2nd Place—2012]
Spicewood Elementary
Round Rock ISD
The Nighttime Burglar

2nd place – Cedar Toavs, age 9
Becker Elementary
Austin ISD
Meré: The story of Jewel, a young peahen

3rd place – Bethany Kwan, age 7
[won: 1st Place – 2011, 3rd Place – 2012]
Hill Country Christian School of Austin
Where is the Goose?

All of the entries are available here!

Contest Information:
The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest invites children in grades K-3 to create stories using their own words and pictures, and recognizes their efforts with certificates and prizes. The contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on and active learning by submitting their own original illustrated stories. Parents, teachers, and librarians are encouraged to help children participate in the Contest.

PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest 2013

Writers Contest

KLRU announces the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest! Designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on and active learning, the contest encourages children in grades K-3 to submit their own original illustrated stories.

How the Contest Works
Children in Central Texas can submit their entries to the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest either by mailing their entries to KLRU or uploading their stories to our website: klru.org/writerscontest. The upload window begins March 1, 2013. All entries must be postmarked or uploaded by April 6th. A panel of local judges will select local winners for each grade level by April 20th and award prizes including books, toys and gift cards with an announcement and celebration on Saturday, April 27.

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