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WPBS-TV ANNOUNCES WINNERS FROM PBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST

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Front row from left to right: Abigail Keehfus, Nathaniel Johnson III, Malary Smith, Bailee Weider, Adeline Workman
Back row from left to right: Zachary Lowry, Connor Pease, Abigail Kroeger, Adam Workmen, Jocelyn Widrick 

Watertown, NY- June 4, 2016 –WPBS-TV announced the winners from the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning.  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 the North Country area kids to express their creativity,” said Heather O’Hara, Outreach Manager of WPBS-TV.  “The PBS KIDS Writers Contest helps the North Country children build valuable literacy skills for success in school and life.”

An Awards Ceremony was held at WPBS-TV’s Community Room, Tuesday, May 24th, honoring the winners of this year’s Writers Contest.  The ceremony included a video montage of the children reading their stories, presentation of certificates and a prize pack.  The evening ended with refreshments and cake.  The winners are listed below:

Kindergarten

1st – Adeline Workman –  “Lucy the Cat

2nd – Bailee Weider  – “ The Princess’s Wand

3rd –Malary Smith –  “Snuggle Monster”

First Grade

1st – Nathaniel Johnson III – “Time for Fishing”

2nd -Abigail Keehfus – “Super Baby”

3rd –Kaydence Allen – “The Day Papa Fell Down”

Second Grade

1st– Jocelyn Widrick – “Farm Time”

2nd –Natailia Rawls  – “The Calf That Learned to Read”

3rd– Zachary Lowry – “The Snowboarding Dog”

Third Grade

1st – Adam Workmen – “The Continued Adventures of Bob the Happy Snowman”

2nd – Connor Pease – “Team Gold vs. Team Blue”

3rd – Abigail Kroeger – “The Survivors”

About WPBS-TV
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 is to educate, entertain and inform our two-nation audience through superior local and national content and media engagement in order to enhance the lives of those it serves.  More information about WPBS is available at www.wpbstv.org, or by following WPBS on Twitter and Facebook.