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|First Place||Madalyn Craun||Fort Wayne, IN||The Adventures of Mystery Girl|
|Second Place||Rowan Beitler||Berne, IN||Three Little Bears|
|Third Place||Amelia Schwartz||Berne, IN||At Jungle George’s|
|FIRST GRADE||NAME||HOMETOWN||STORY NAME|
|First Place||Capri Romano||Valparaiso, IN||Everybody Is Different|
|Second Place||Ruben Cardenas||Waterloo, IN||Super Diego Saves The Day|
|Third Place||Kohen Litwiller||Berne, IN||Max’s Mission|
|SECOND GRADE||NAME||HOMETOWN||STORY NAME|
|First Place||Brayden Hoff||Fort Wayne, IN||The Ninja’s Surprise|
|Second Place||Leo Ortiz||Fort Wayne, IN||The ABCs of Giraffes|
|Third Place||Maximus Anderson||Bluffton, IN||Spaghetti and Peas|
|THIRD GRADE||NAME||HOMETOWN||STORY NAME|
|First Place||Lydia Wilhelm||Angola, IN||The Mystery of the Missing Bird Feeder|
|Second Place||Evelyn Smith||Berne, IN||The Dream|
|Third Place||Elizabeth Buckingham||Berne, IN||Tiffany Saves The Day|
|FOURTH GRADE||NAME||HOMETOWN||STORY NAME|
|First Place||Mason Craun||Fort Wayne, IN||My Pet XXX Dragon|
|Second Place||Adelyn Bailey||Berne, IN||The Great Escape|
|Third Place||Veronica Maxwell||Berne, IN||The Clumsy Elephant|
|FIFTH GRADE||NAME||HOMETOWN||STORY NAME|
|First Place||Amelia Brown||Huntertown, IN||The Adventures of Little Flamingo and Ally The Alligator|
|Second Place||Kathryn Orr||Berne, IN||Rabbits In My Room|
|Third Place||Vaeda Schwartz||Decatur, IN||The Hummingbird|
The Writers Contest presented by PBS Fort Wayne is designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The top stories from each location have been judged at the the PBS Fort Wayne Regional level. The contest officially concluded with a ceremony for the winners and their families.
This year, the winner’s ceremony was in-person, held on Wednesday, May 24 at PBS Fort Wayne.
Local Entry Points
Thanks to these local entry points for their participation in the 2023 contest!
Public libraries throughout northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio and southern Michigan can become entry points in next year’s contest!
Ask your local children’s librarian if they plan to take part, or have them contact PBS Fort Wayne’s Lauren Arnold via email or call her at 260-471-5363 for more information today!