Members of the local Kansas Authors Club District 1 judged the contest.
Billings, Evie Green, Dorothy
Masters and Naomi Patterson.
District President Karen Brown read “My
Juliana May Laughlin, one of the winning stories, at the celebration and had
her picture taken with the young author and illustrator.
The local contest is sponsored and
underwritten by the Telecom Pioneers Life Members.
KTWU (PBS) has announced the local
winners in the 10th Annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators
Contest. The children whose stories were chosen were awarded trophies
and ribbons in a ceremony at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public
Library on Tuesday, March 30.
The 2004 contest first place winners and the titles of their stories
Justin Ward, kindergarten for "The
Alien Who Wanted A Pet,"
Juliana May Laughlin, first grade
for "My Balloon,"
Cheyenne Stucky, second grade for "Best Friends Forever," and
Victoria Hamilton, third grade for "Professor
Bunny's River Cleaner."
Other winners are
Alexandria Bontrager, kindergarten,
second place for "The Old Straw Hat,"
Regan Hendricks, kindergarten, third
place for "The Magic Chalk,"
Emily Cobb, first grade, second
place for "If I Had A Dog,"
Sydnei Murphy, first grade, third
place for "Snowy Day,"
Ariel Smith, second grade, second
place for "Harly's Christmas,"
Shelby Dahl, second grade, third
place for "The Baby Duck,"
Lydia Gibson, third grade, second
place for "The Magic Coin," and
Brendan Bonavia, third grade, third
place for "The Rose Without Thorns."
Two more stories were also judged exceptional:
Issac Bird, first grade, Best Illustration
for "The Machine," and
Erin Brady, second grade, Best Story
for "The Night Before New Year's."
The first place winners in the local contest are sent on to be
entered in national competition.