Smoky Hills Public Television has announced the winners for the 2016 PBS Kids Writers Contest. Over 200 entries were submitted from January through March from 18 communities across central and western Kansas. Children ages kindergarten through third grade were eligible to enter stories.
“We were excited to see this contest grow because we see the value in encouraging young writers,” said Callie Kolacny, marketing director. “Thank you to the teachers and parents who helped the kids produce such great stories.”
Each story was judged with three places awarded in each grade level. The children, whose stories placed, receive a prize pack and a trophy. The stories can be read at smokyhillstv.org.
2016 Writers Contest Winners
Kindergarten: 1st – 3 Cloudy Friends by Cody Walt, Collyer; 2nd – Easter by Klaire Eilert, Osborne; 3rd – Enchanted Forest by Julia Salguero, Osborne
1st Grade: 1st – The Thirsty Sunflowers by Jax Winder, Osborne; 2nd – Tricks by Abigail Rigney, Osborne; 3rd – Moose and Turtle Go to the Fair by Blaire Beougher, Stockton
2nd Grade: 1st – The Quest for the Golden Acorn by Matthew Perkins, Topeka; 2nd – The Wise Owl Family by Julia Wohler, Sterling; 3rd – Doc Wilson the Superhero Dog by Addy Krug, Holcomb
3rd Grade: 1st – Winston’s Great Adventure by Christian Miller, Gorham; 2nd – I Believe by Davin Hernandez, Lakin; 3rd – The Incedent of Wales by Maile White, Lakin