PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest 2010

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Contest Results

PBS national winners have been selected! National 2010 Contest winning stories and a sampling of stories from participating stations are posted on the new Contest website pbskids.org/writerscontest/. Unfortunately, none of our local winners placed in the national contest. We’ll try again next year!

KLRU celebrated all our local winners on Saturday, May 15th at the Carver Public Library. Our winners read their stories to their family and friends, received prizes along with a certificate and snacked on refreshments. Congratulations winners!

PBS Kids Go Writers Contest: photograph of the winners in 2010

Full set of photos from the event available on flickr

KLRU’s PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest Local Winners


The Pepper That Looked For A Friend1st Place winner
Sally Musial (age 6)
Sims Elementary School
Austin ISD
“The Pepper That Looked for a Friend”

The Car Race2st Place winner
Anas Saeed (age 5)
Austin Peace Academy
Austin, TX
“The Car Race”

“Fifi3rd Place winner
Kaylee Yarbrough (age 6)
Double File Trail Elementary School
Round Rock ISD
“Fifi and Prissy”

First Grade

“Sarah's1st Place winner
Amelia Jane Tsering (age 7)
Georgetown, TX
“Sarah’s Wish”

“My2nd Place winner
Kristopher Kelly (age 7)
Liberty Hill Elementary
Liberty Hill ISD
“My Cat Named Tiger”

If I Could Fly3rd Place tie
Sebastian Casarez (age 6)
Cedar Park, TX
“If I Could Fly”

Guess Who I Am?3rd Place tie
Ashlyn Nargunam (age 6)
Aldridge Elementary School
Plano ISD, Richardson, TX
“Guess Who I Am?”

Second Grade

Goaty’s Adventure1st Place
Louisa Martin (age 8 )
Doss Elementary School
Austin ISD
“Goaty’s Adventure”

When the Car Went Flying2nd Place
Celeste Hoang (age 7)
Pond Springs Elementary School
Round Rock ISD
“When the Car Went Flying”

A Bunny’s Best Friend3rd Place
Jannie Lou B. Dejillo (age 8 )
Brown Primary School
Smithville ISD
“A Bunny’s Best Friend”

Third Grade

Fred the Fly1st Place
Makayla Arvesen (age 9)
LBJ Elementary School
Johnson City ISD
“Fred the Fly”

Walking into Nature2nd Place
Jesalyn Chan (age 9)
Austin, TX
“Walking into Nature”

Willow’s Two Headed Day3rd Place tie
Bryn Battani (age 9)
Trinity Episcopal School
Austin, TX
“Willow’s Two Headed Day”

A Dream Come True: Return to My Homeland3rd Place tie
Thao Nguyen (age 9)
Summitt Elementary School
Austin ISD
“A Dream Come True: Return to My Homeland”

Honorable Mention

“Practice!1st Grade
Abbey Smith (age 6)
Mills Elementary School
Austin ISD
“Practice! Practice!”

The Story of Singing Sarah2nd Grade
Kate Upchurch (age 8 )
Doss Elementary School
Austin ISD
“The Story of Singing Sarah”

The Princess of Siponaoga2nd Grade
Abby Sitton (age 8 )
Pflugerville, TX
“The Princess of Siponaoga”

Tommy’s Adventure3rd Grade
Terah Moody (age 9)
Georgetown, TX
“Tommy’s Adventure”

KLRU’s Young Writer & Illustrators Local Winners

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