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On May 26, five families of the winners from the Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest visited the WSIU studios. Each of the winners read his or her story, which was recorded for broadcast the week of August 14th on WSIU-FM radio. Winners and their families met FM General Manager Jeff Williams, Producer John Boyd, and Outreach Coordinator Beth Spezia. In addition to reading and recording their stories, the winners and families were given a tour of the WSIU Studios.



Winning Stories; Scroll down for all local winners

Hye Jee pauses from reading her story, Parrot Princess.


Jacob gets help from producer Jeff Williams as he reads his story Jake and Jo.


Hailey takes a break from her story Double Digit Diva to smile for the audience.


Layne reads his story Astronaut.



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All Winning Stories

Kindergarten

Red and gold first place ribbon First Place
Jacob W.
Texico, Illinois
Story Title:
Jake and Jo
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Blue and gold second place ribbon Second Place
Jessica K.
Sikeston, Missouri
Story Title:
Lily Goes on a Trip
Read it


First Grade

Red and gold first place ribbon First Place
Zachary F.
Fairview Heights, Illinois
Story Title:
Fun With Birds
Read it
 
Blue and gold second place ribbon Second Place
Hye J. K.
Carbondale, Illinois
Story Title:
Parrot Princess
Read it


Second Grade

Red and gold first place ribbon First Place
Hailey H.
West Frankfort, Illinois
Story Title:
Double Digit Diva
Read it
 
Blue and gold second place ribbon Second Place
Kara P.
Red Bud, Illinois
Story Title:
Friends at Freeburg
Read it


Third Grade

Red and gold first place ribbon First Place
K. Bradley C.
Sandborn, Indiana
Story Title:
Country Ball
Read it
 
Blue and gold second place ribbon Second Place
Layne W.
Marion, Illinois
Story Title:
Astronaut
Read it


Local sponsorship is provided in part by
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts.