DSC_4063-copyFront row from left to right: Aiden C., Josh S., Joseph Z., Grace B., Abigail W. and Madison C.
Back row from left to right: Heather O’Hara, Eva D., Kloe R., Ben L., Olivia L., Sylvia P., Alexis K. and Kareta Noone-Olshfski. Not shown in photograph Elizabeth T.

WPBS-TV announced the winners from the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, www.wpbstv.org/writerscontest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active story telling. The contest empowers children in grades K-3 to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing and illustrating their very own stories.

“WPBS-TV is committed to providing fun opportunities for students to express their creativity,” said Heather O’Hara, Outreach Manager of WPBS-TV. The PBS KIDS Writers Contest helps children build valuable literacy skills for success in school and life.

An awards ceremony was hosted at the WPBS-TV Community Room, Wednesday, May 23rd, honoring the winners of this year’s Writers Contest. The ceremony included a video montage of the children reading their winning entries, presentation of certificates and a prize pack. The evening ended with refreshments and cake. The winners are listed below:

1st – Madison C. – “The Dragon that Couldn’t Breathe Fire”
2nd – Elizabeth T. – “Mary is a Skater”
3rd – Abigail W. – “Patrick the Pug”

First Grade
1st – Grace B. – “Being a Good Easter Bunny”
2nd – Benjamin L. – “The Ocean Who Likes the Man”
3rd – Olivia L. – “What does Santa do after Christmas”

Second Grade
1st – Aiden C. – “The Lost Leprechaun”
2nd – Joseph Z. – “Ronald and the Chocolate Factory”
3rd – Josh S. – “The Eagle that Needed Glasses”

Third Grade
1st – Eva D. – “Carrot’s Revenge”
1st – Kloe R. – “Where Did Everyone Go?”
2nd – Sylvia P. – “The Jungle”
3rd – Alexis K. – “The Mystery Ring”

All entries are judged by a team of volunteers representing professions from the North Country Library System retired teachers and local authors.

The PBS Kids Writers Contest is sponsored is part by Martin’s Point Health Care and Stewart’s Shops.

WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario. WPBS-TV’s mission: Trusted as the source for life-long education, entertainment, and information to our two-nation region through quality media content, partnerships, and service that inspires those we serve. More information about WPBS is available at www.wpbstv.org, or by following WPBS on Twitter and Facebook.

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