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2007 Winners Announced!

Alabama Public Television (APT) honors twelve Alabama schoolchildren during the 13th annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest awards ceremony in Montgomery.

Among the winners are six Birmingham-area children: Lauren Choi (first place, Kindergarten category), Pate Simmons (first place, third grade), Skylar Jones (second place, second grade), Stella Davis (second place, third grade), Nicholas Swinney (third place, first grade) and Will Dailey, (third place, third grade).  (All winners are listed below.)

The awards ceremony is the culmination of an annual contest that kicked off nation-wide in January. Kindergarten through third-graders were invited to write and illustrate original story books More than 50,000 entries were received across America, 224 in Alabama . First place winners in each grade will go on to compete in the national contest.

In addition to being honored at the Alabama Book Fair, first through third-place winners in Alabama will receive a generous gift package that includes a special Certificate of Participation signed by “Reading Rainbow” host LeVar Burton and will be treated to a luncheon at Montgomery’s historic Young House. The winning books were:

Kindergarten 
First Place – How Stacey the Mermaid Got Her Legs by Lauren Choi of Birmingham
Second Place – When I Was a Baby by Aaron Dyer of Dutton
Third Place – The Butterfly Likes to Fly by Tori Allen of New Market

First Grade
First Place – Anne Rescues Her Pig by Jewell Marie Holland of Montgomery
Second Place – Lucky Lawrence by Kacie Fleming of Russellville
Third Place – Love on a Snowy Day by Nicholas Swinney of Trussville

Second Grade
First Place – The Lonely Star by Cheyenne James of Weaver
Second Place – My Guinea Pig by Skyler Jones of Bessemer
Third Place – Maggie’s Poetry by Maggie Rowell of Brewton

Third Grade

First Place – The Unlucky Girl by Pate Simmons of Birmingham
Second Place – A Baby and a Cat by Stella Davis of Birmingham
Third Place – The Soccer Men by Will Dailey of Birmingham

Read national winning stories from previous years at the Reading Rainbow Contest Website.

 

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