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Young Writers

Three Carr Elementary School students received honorable mention awards in a statewide writing contest sponsored by Kentucky Educational Television.

Owen Rodgers, a second grader in Mrs. Malray’s class, and Bella Hancock and Brandon Rushing, both fifth graders in Ms. Samples’ class, took part in the 2013 KET Young Writers contest.

According to KET, the competition was designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The effort encourages Kentucky’s students in kindergarten through fifth grade to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original work.

The contest began in mid-February and ended in mid-April. Rodgers’ entry had to be a minimum of 100 words and a maximum of 300 words. Entries could be fact or fiction, prose or poetry. Both Hancock and Rushing had to turn in an entry that contained a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 400 words. Each entry had to include at least four original and colorful illustrations. The characters in the stories had to be original and not copyrighted names or images.

Jennifer Caldwell, Carr’s reading specialist, helped five Carr students to submit their entries.

More information about the competition may be found on the Internet at ket.org.

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