Young Writers Recognized


Congratulations to the students who participated in West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Writers Contest. A special Congratulations to his year’s winners.  We hope you will participate again next year, look for information in January 2017.  Until then, keep writing.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting is planning a June reception to honor the winners.


  • 1st Place:  Dexter Curnutte, S. Charleston, WV | The Magic Boy
  • 2nd Place: Cassidy Witt, Charleston, WV | Montana: The Best Present of All
  • 3rd Place:  Jocelyn Curnutte, S. Charleston, WV | Princess Shopping Day
  • HONORABLE MENTION: John Grosso, Masontown, WV | Animals get Flowers

First Grade

  • 1st Place:  Elliot Jackson, Morgantown, WV | Peacock’s Tale
  • 2nd Place:  Issac Blair, Mineral Wells, WV | The Big Race
  • 3rd Place:  Noel Marinaccio, Martinsburg, WV | Onica
  • HONORABLE MENTION: Isabella Gee, Charlestown, WV | Lollipop World

Second Grade

  • 1st Place: Remington Blair, Mineral Wells, WV | Fruit, Fruit And More Fruit
  • 2nd Place: Izzy Boothe, Ravenswood, WV | I Hate Being Little
  • 3rd Place: Sayid Jaweed, Beckley, WV | How I Feel About Kitty
  • HONORABLE MENTION:  Grace Greene, New Martinsville, WV | Libby’s Trip to the Hospital

Third Grade

  • 1st Place: Nicholas Barley, Princeton, WV | The Grandfather I Never Knew
  • 2nd Place: Lakyn Misch, Beckley, WV | The Search for Spring
  • 3rd Place:  Emily Carothers, Meadow Bridge, WV | Snowflake’s Grand Adventures
  • HONORABLE MENTION:  Delaney Rinard, Oakland, MD | The Christmas Miracle

Fourth Grade

  • 1st Place: Morgan Ratliff, Bluefield, WV | The Soccer Player
  • 2nd Place: Nathan Blankenship, Princeton, WV | Best Friends Forever
  • 3rd Place: Mailey Jackson, Morgantown, WV | Just a Little Kindness
  • HONORABLE MENTION: E.J. Washington, Princeton, WV | The Haunted School

Fifth Grade

  • 1st Place: Lillian Chongswatdi, Ona, WV | Aetrix
  • 2nd Place: Grace Angelona, Lochgelly, WV | Sammy’s Dream Snowman
  • 3rd Place: Karighan Wright, Ona, WV | Ally has to go to the Dentist
  • HONORABLE MENTION: Kiara Long, Barboursville, WV | How Billy Becomes Uniduck