Local Third Grader Earns National Recognition

Twelve children, including Sturgeon Bay’s Elliott Feldman, have been selected as winners of the national PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. The contest is part of an initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The winning entries (first, second and third place from grades K-3) for the contest were chosen from over thousands of submissions from 63 participating stations across the country.

“We are proud of the accomplishments of these talented young writers and illustrators, and offer our thanks to all of the children that participated in this year’s PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest,” said Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President, Children’s Media, PBS.

In the Third Grade category, Feldman was awarded third place for “The Lake.”

The contest judges included Tony DiTerlizzi (author of The Spiderwick Chronicles), Lisa Henson, Jewel, Mo Willems, and The Weepies.

The national contest winners will be awarded prizes, including tablets, e-readers and MP3 players for their stories.

To read the winning entries, visit