A group photo of this year's writing contest winners

Primavera Online School® and Arizona PBS are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Writing Contest. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade were invited to imagine what the future of school might be like by writing and/or illustrating a fiction or nonfiction story. Read the winning stories below by clicking or tapping on each of their photos.

The individual entry winners were awarded:

  • First place: Thinkpad and $100 savings bonds
  • Second place: POGO Pass and $50 savings bonds
  • Third place: 3D drawing pen and $25 savings bonds

After receiving over 100 entries, we’re excited to announce that the winners are:

Winners were also able to join us for a celebration of their work at Arizona PBS’ studios, where they met children’s book author Phoebe Fox of Mamafox Books who read her book, “Julian Blooms,” for us.

With a BA in Early Childhood Development and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction, Fox is a former teacher and elementary school librarian, now an author of books for children. She is a native Arizonan, currently living, writing and reading in north central Phoenix with her husband, three sons, a golden retriever and a golden doodle. She is also the host of Mamafox Books’ Storytime Saturdays on YouTube!

The winners took a tour of Arizona PBS’ studios, shared some adorable “Sesame Street”-themed cupcakes and participated in a fictional character development workshop, as well as receiving their prizes!

Through this contest, we met our goal of promoting literacy, creativity, writing skills and creating excitement about education in our community.

Thank you to teachers Rosa Munoz and Vanessa Threat as well as Primavera staff members Ashley Moore and Carmen Grado for joining us for the awards celebration.

Congratulations to this year’s winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!

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Primavera Online School® is a tuition-free, public charter school providing Arizona students in grades K-12 with a rigorous, award-winning curriculum and personalized attention from highly qualified instructors. Primavera Online is Cognia accredited. Visit www.primaveraonline.com for details.