Milwaukee PBS' 2018 PBS KIDS Young Writers Contest - Winners

Milwaukee PBS received 277 entries from children throughout southeast Wisconsin in this year’s Milwaukee PBS KIDS Young Writers Contest. From that number, the judges recognized 16 stories in grades Kindergarten through third grade.

Kindergarten

First Place:
Second Place:
Third Place:
Special Merit:

Jumping Amphibians by Declan F.
The Butterfly That Was Different by Khloe C.
The Missing Bunny by Addyson J.
Hedgehog’s First Adventure by Nathan C.

First Grade

First Place:
Second Place:
Third Place:
Special Merit:

Super Socky…Finder of Missing Socks by Joaquin M.
Lost Little Scared Bear by Kayden N.
Animal Friends by Levi K.
The Missing Soccer Ball by Caleb C.

Second Grade

First Place:
Second Place:
Third Place:
Special Merit:

Stick Man by Jose F.
The Hot Dog That Talked by Arav B.
Farm Mystery by Carson G.
Watching TV All Day by Lenaya M-R.

Third Grade

First Place:
Second Place:
Third Place:
Special Merit:

The Battle Below by Nate W.
Bob the Banana by Taylor W.
Lily + Hazel Dance Recital Drama by Samantha Y.
The Magic Stump by Rebekah R.

Last Year's Winners

Kindergarten

First Place:
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Third Place:
Special Merit:

My Big Brother Max by Tay Seisay
The Ruby by Malynah Wong
Super Animals by Levi Klotz
The Valentine Mystery! by Luke Salas

First Grade

First Place:
Second Place:
Third Place:
Special Merit:

My Chemistry Book by Pira Jordan
Farm Friends by Carson Gerou
911 Heros by Sophie Lamping
How Mom and I Saved Breakfast by Calum Morrison

Second Grade

First Place:
Second Place:
Third Place:
Special Merit:

The Pixel Pugs by Kian Ladd
Nagol, the Awesome Kid by Logan Jacobson
Candy Fish by Olive Sue Stoffel
The Life of a Beginning Star by Aven Spahn

Third Grade

First Place:
Second Place:
Third Place:
Special Merit:

Ella Owl Learns a Lesson by Emily Ohme
The Crazy Day by Ella Kohlmeier
The Mystery About A Girl Without A Face by Violet Unger
Don't Do It! by Megan Engle

Thank you to Edvest Wisconsin's College Savings Plan for their support of the Milwaukee PBS’s 2018 KIDS Writers Contest.

Special thanks to the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, and the Kiwanis Club for their prize donations.