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Monday December 22 2014

Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow

WSIU TV Channels 8 & 16 is pleased to bring you results of the Ninth Annual Young Writers and Illustrators Contest, a nationwide competition encouraging children to write and illustrate their own stories. The contest is open to children in kindergarten through third grade.

Here are our station's winning entries:    (Click on picture to enlarge!)

Kindergarten

   Bradley Cools and the Boa Constrictor

1st Place Story Title
Bradley Cools and the Boa Constrictor
Author: Bradley C, age 6, Sandborn, Indiana

The Easter Bunny Trying To Find His Egg

Honorable Mention Story Title
The Easter Bunny Trying To Find His Egg
Author: Brianna W, age 5, Beckemeyer, Illinois
School based entry from Elementary School District #12, Pat Riegel, Teacher

First Grade

   My Litool Sitr (My Little Sister)

1st Place Story Title
My Litool Sitr (My Little Sister)
Author: Rylee Shaye G, age 6, West Frankfort, Illinois
School based entry from Jefferson Elementary School in Johnston City, Lori Haake, Teacher

Patches and The Bully

Honorable Mention Story Title
Patches and The Bully
Author: Rachel M, age 6, Centralia, Illinois

Second Grade

   Yada Yack

1st Place Story Title
Yada Yack
Author: Ashley H, age 7, West Frankfort, Illinois

Cats Galore

Honorable Mention Story Title
Cats Galore
Author: Elizabeth T, age 8, Smithton, Illinois
School based entry from St. John The Baptist Catholic School, Smithton, Mary Jo Ganey, Teacher

Third Grade

   Cortni and the Magical Golf Cart

1st Place Story Title
Cortni and the Magical Golf Cart
Author: Cortni H, age 8, Cobden, Illinois
School based entry from Jonesboro Community Consolidated School District #43, JoAn Dallas, Teacher

The Bird of Fire

Honorable Mention Story Title
The Bird of Fire
Author: Nevin H, age 8, Mt. Vernon, Illinois
School based entry from St. Mary School, Mt. Vernon, Helen Young, Teacher

We'd like to thank this year's judges:

Kindergarten
Joy Sherry, former kindergarten teacher and early childhood expert, Carbondale

First Grade
Delores Albritton, Attucks Community Service Board, Carbondale
Christina Burris, Project CHILD, Mt. Vernon

Second Grade
Irene Just, Herrin City Library, Herrin
Bill Gilmore, retired former director, Southern Illinois Radio Information Service, Mulkeytown

Third Grade
Tammy Renee Harris, Crusade Enterprises, Flora
Betty Frailey, WSIU Friends Board, Benton
Pat Benton, Zimmer Radio Group, Carterville


LeVar Burton

Every child who entered the contest is recognized for their participation with a Certificate of Achievement signed by Reading Rainbow host and actor LeVar Burton!

Local winners receive videos and books. First place stories are forwarded to the national contest where they will compete for computers, DVD's, books and many other great prizes.


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