2018 Young Writers Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of the 2018 KET Young Writers Contest!

Thank you to everyone who submitted stories and poems to the 2018 KET Young Writers Contest! Each spring, the KET Young Writers Contest encourages children to submit stories for a statewide competition. The 2018 Young Writers Contest has expanded to include three categories into which students may enter: illustrated stories, grades K-5; short stories, grades 4-5; and poetry, grades 6-8.

We are excited to congratulate the following winners and proud to publish their entries for your enjoyment. Congratulations!

Kindergarten - Illustrated Stories

K 1stplace Runaway Supplies Cover
1st Place: Sophia Cambron,
St. Patrick School, Jefferson Co., Louisville, KY
The Runaway School Supplies
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2nd Place Hudson Smith Cover 2018
2nd Place: Hudson Smith,
Athens Chilesburg Elementary, Fayette Co., Lexington, KY
Jack’s Crystals
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Download PDF – 10.7 MB
K 3rd Eric Clark Coverart 2018
3rd Place: Eric Clark,
Hanson Elementary School, Hopkins Co., Madisonville, KY
The Three Trolls and the Bully Goat
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Download PDF – 12 MB

Kindergarten Finalists:
Demi Brown, Paducah, KY (Symsonia Elementary)
Vihaan Deshmukh, Robbinsville, NJ (Sharon Elementary)
Raiyan Elmerse, Louisville, KY (Islamic School of Louisville)
Stella Heathcoat, Lexington, KY (The Lexington School)
Cooper O’Bryan, Oil Springs, KY (Highland Elementary)
Kaitlin Pater, Harrodsburg, KY (Homeschool)
Isa Sumner, Lexington, KY (Claysmill Elementary)

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First Grade - Illustrated Stories

grade01 1st Place Ryan Maya Coverart
1st Place: Ryan Maya,
Islamic School of Louisville, Jefferson Co., Louisville, KY
The Stuck Rock
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Download PDF – 16.1 MB
grade01 2nd Place Lucas Glasnovic Cover 2018
2nd Place: Lucas Glasnovic,
Homeschool, Jefferson Co., Louisville, KY
Sneaky’s Adventure
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Download PDF – 11 MB
Grade 1 3rd Place Jonah Howard Cover
3rd Place: Jonah Howard,
Mt. Sterling Elementary School, Montgomery Co., Mt. Sterling, KY
A Rooster Named Chicken
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Download PDF – 6 MB

1st Grade Finalists:
Ellery Chamberland, Lexington, KY (Christ the King)
Alice Dobson, Louisville, KY (J. Graham Brown School)
Ibraheem Gauhar, Louisville, KY (Islamic School of Louisville)
Annabelle Moorman, Louisville, KY (St. Martha School)
Samantha Patten, Richmond, KY (Homeschool)
Jack Reinecke, Cold Spring, KY (Cline)
Connor Rupard, Taylorsville, KY (Spencer Co. Elementary)
Awab Samman, Prospect, KY (Islamic School of Louisville)
Bennett Seaton, West Paducah, KY (Clark Elementary)
Mason Thomas, Taylorsville, KY (Spencer Co. Elementary)
Sufyan White, Louisville, KY (Islamic School of Louisville)

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Second Grade - Illustrated Stories

grade2 1st Place Adah Hardin Coverart 2018
1st Place: Adah Hardin,
Homeschool, Perry Co., Avawam, KY
The Little Rocking Chair
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Download PDF – 24 MB
Change of Heart Cameron Fancher Coverart 2018
2nd Place: Cameron Fancher,
Endeavor Elementary, Lakota Local Schools, Hamilton, OH
Change of Heart
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Download PDF – 9.4 MB
Grade2 3rd Place Silas Loeschen Cover 2018
3rd Place: Silas Loeschen,
Homeschool, Jefferson Co., Louisville, KY
The Friendly Skeleton
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Download PDF – 21 MB

2nd Grade Finalists:
Hayyan Ahmad, Louisville, KY (Islamic School of Louisville)
Tamara Bootes, Louisville, KY (Zachary Taylor)
Jemma Carroll, Hopkinsville, KY (Indian Hills Elementary)
Dakota Duckworth, North Little Rock, AR (Capital City Lighthouse Charter School)
Owen Gravett, Harrodsburg, KY (Mercer Elementary)
Maryam Huda Hasnain, Goshen, KY (Islamic School of Louisville)
Allyson Kegebein, Lexington, KY (Stonewall)
Ebony Lee, North Little Rock, AR (Capital City Lighthouse Charter School)
Lucille Ott, Shelbyville, KY (St. Aloysius Catholic School)
Tessa Tornetto, Jackson, MO (Immaculate Conception School)
Michael Watkins, North Little Rock, AR (Capital City Lighthouse Charter School)

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Third Grade - Illustrated Stories


1st Place: Sarah Gauhar,
Islamic School of Louisville, Jefferson Co., Louisville, KY
All About My Ramadan
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Download PDF – 12 MB

2nd Place: Abdulrahman Abdul-Jabbar,
Islamic School of Louisville, Jefferson Co., Louisville, KY
The Ambitious Boy
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Download PDF – 8 MB

3rd Place: Zaineb Elmerse,
Islamic School of Louisville, Jefferson Co., Louisville, KY
My Beautiful American Road Trip
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Download PDF – 5.2 MB

3rd Grade Finalists:
Arrumaisha Albar, Houston, TX (Homeschool)
Haasini Beeram, Lexington, KY (Wellington Elementary)
Breanna Herald, Richmond, KY (Kit Carson Elementary)
Bhumika Rana, Lexington, KY (Wellington Elementary)
Abdul Rahman Said, Prospect, KY (Islamic School of Louisville)
Sudie Snowden, Louisville, KY (Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School)
Lauren Spraggins, Lexington, KY (Lexington Christian Academy)

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Fifth Grade - Short Stories

Tethered Coverart
1st Place: Annabelle Rossi,
R5 Academy Homeschool, Clark Co., Winchester, KY
Tethered
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The Sound of Joy Cover
2nd Place: Savannah Belcher,
SCAPA, Fayette Co.
The Sound of Joy
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Ze Mouse and Ze Cheese Coverart
3rd Place: Cecily Smith,
Capital Day School, Franklin Co., Frankfort, KY
Ze Mouse and Ze Cheese
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5th Grade Finalists:
Jessica Armentano, Georgetown, KY (Christ Centered Pupils)
Samantha Booth, Greenville, IN (Homeschool)
Allison Capley, Lexington, KY (Ashland Elementary)
Colson Duff, Vanceburg, KY (Lewis Co. Central)
Cheyenne Loflin, Elizabethtown, KY (Heartland Elementary)
Aisha Rashid, Austin, TX (River Ridge Elementary)
Eleanor Reilly, Hebron, KY (Thornwilde Elementary)
Sophie Watson, Lexington, KY (SCAPA at Bluegrass)

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Sixth Grade - Poetry


1st Place: Ella Denton,
Second Street School, Frankfort Independent, Frankfort, KY
Where I’m From
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2nd Place: Elizabeth Howard,
Noe Middle, Jefferson Co., Louisville, KY
Nature’s Art: A Series of Haikus
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Download PDF – .1 MB
Back to Now
3rd Place: JaZarion Robinson,
Leestown Middle School, Fayette Co., Lexington, KY
Back to Now
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Download PDF – .1 MB

6th Grade Finalists:
Zoe Breitigan, Lexington, KY (Beaumont Middle)
Owen Cody, Paducah, KY (Lone Oak Middle)
Daphne Floyd, Paducah, KY (Lone Oak Middle)
Kelly Keniston, Lexington, KY (Leestown Middle)
Shannon Okpebholo, Lexington, KY (Providence Montessori)
Adrien Osborn Kell, Lexington, KY (Southern Middle)
Emma Perkins, Grayson, KY (East Carter Middle)

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Seventh Grade - Poetry

Ode to My Math Nerd
1st Place: Kendall Pullum,
South Middle, Henderson Co., Henderson, KY
Ode to My Math Nerd
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Download PDF – .1 MB

2nd Place: Rochelle Garcia-Perez,
West Jessamine Middle, Jessamine Co., Nicholasville, KY
The Best of Family Summers
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Download PDF – .1 MB

3rd Place: Kathleen Bauer,
Leestown Middle, Fayette Co., Lexington, KY
Distortive Mirror
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Download PDF – .1 MB

7th Grade Finalists:
Madison Barton, Clearfield, KY (Lakeside Christian Academy)
Thomas Broughton, Vanceburg, KY (Lewis Co. Middle)
Molly Gifford, Olive Hill, KY (Homeschool)
Sabrina LeBleu, Suwanee, GA (Riverwatch Middle)
Dallas Muir, Louisville, KY (Brown School)

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Eighth Grade - Poetry

Scents of Fresh Paper
1st Place: Elizabeth Klein,
J Graham Brown, Jefferson Co., Louisville, KY
Scents of Fresh Paper
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Download PDF – .1 MB
Weird Little Socks Coverart
2nd Place: Alessandra Samuels,
Leestown Middle, Fayette Co., Lexington, KY
Weird Little Sock
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Freedom Cover
3rd Place: Sarah Wilson,
Calloway Co. Middle, Calloway Co., Murray, KY
Freedom
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8th Grade Finalists:
Lukas Andrews, Olive Hill, KY (Elliott Co. Middle)
Charles Cochran, Lexington, KY (Mars Hill Academy)
Milo Golding, Mount Sterling, KY (Lakeside Christian)
Paige Kight, Paducah, KY (Paducah Middle School)
Bayan Saleh, Louisville, KY (Newburg Middle)
Kiera Taylor, Murray, KY (Murray Middle)
Margaret Tiennot, Lexington, KY (SCAPA)

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