CLEARWATER — Stories and illustrations submitted by first grade students Arianna Boreman and Riley Whitcomb of Saint Paul’s School finished in the top among more than 80 contenders in the 2014 WEDU PBS Kids Writers Contest.
Arianna won first place for her story, “I Found Some Gold,” and Riley was the first runner-up for his story, “The Prince Who Saved the Day.”
The contest is open to any child in grades kindergarten through third who want to write and illustrate their own story. Stories are judged by a local panel of writers. The winning entries are posted online at www.wedu.org/kids.
First place winners and finalists received prize packages from WEDU. The first place-winning story in each grade level has been forwarded to the national PBS Kids Writers Contest for judging. National winners will be announced later this summer.
For the third consecutive year students from Saint Paul’s have competed in the writing competition and finished in the top.
First grade teacher Matthew Barsema said, “These first grade students are tremendous examples of the academic accomplishments our students can achieve at Saint Paul’s. The Language Arts program continues to shine at our school.”
Founded in 1968, Saint Paul’s School is a co-ed, independent Episcopal school, serving ages three through eighth grade. The school campus is located on Allen’s Creek. This year, the school celebrates its 45th year of educational services. To learn more about the school, visit www.st.pauls.edu.