2019 PBS Kids Writers Contest Winners

Thank you to the young writers who submitted a story in our annual OPT PBS KIDS Writers Contest! We received over 70 entries this year which made judging very hard. Below are all of this year’s winners. Congratulations to everyone who participated and we look forward to your entries again next year!


First Place: Camren Lamb, Fort Scott, KS – “Penguin the Penguin”

Second Place (Tie): Arabella Louderback, Golden City, MO – “One Gold Step for Two Cats”

Second Place (Tie): Zoey Shoemaker, Springfield, MO – “The Girl and The Bear”

Third Place: Max Powers, Springfield, MO – “The Lady”

1st Grade
First Place: Savannah Stevens, Mindenmines, MO - “The Adventures of Bat Girl”

Second Place (Tie): Juniper Fields, Marshfield, MO – “Bongo the Lemur”

Second Place (Tie): Elsie Slone, Nixa, MO – “The Rescue Raccoon”

Third Place: Anley Morrison, Branson, MO – “Sylvie Skunk”

2nd Grade
First Place: Samuel Ivor Walworth, Branson, MO – “Brain Boy vs. The Mathematical Menace”

Second Place (Tie): Dalton Morrison, Branson, MO – “Wilderness Island”

Second Place (Tie): Levi Nelson, Springfield, MO – “My House is Full of Pets!”

Third Place: Cameron Acosta, Springfield, MO – “A Panda Named Potato”

3rd Grade
First Place: Anna Roller, Stockton, MO – “There is Only One You”

Second Place: Sydney Jacobs, Neosho, MO – “Time Twist”

Third Place: Lindsleigh Todd, Mountain Grove, MO – “The Hero”


The winning stories will be displayed at Waverly House Gifts & Gallery, July 9th – 13th. We hope you’ll make plans to attend this exhibit. For more information and gallery hours, visit www.waverlyhouse.com.

Locally sponsored by:

2031 S. Waverly - Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 882-3445 - www.waverlyhouse.com

Springfield Catholic Schools