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2009 Writer's Contest Winners


First place: Ella Reets Haney, A Blueberry Problem
Second place: Makenzie Steiner, The Tooth Fairy
Third place: Sarah Plotz, The Boy and The Balloons
Fourth place: Mira Bernat, My Birthday at the Zoo


First place: Patrick Lowe, Windington: The City of Big Winds
Second place: Raegan Gouker, My New Pinky Do
Third place: Shreyas Naidu, The Bird's Wish
Fourth place: Abigail(Abby) Dawley, The Story of Rocky's Life


First place: Theresa Marie Heidenreich, The Perfect Pet
Second place: Safiy Yusuf Khan, A Rainforest Adventure
Third place: Hannah Kim, Little White Bird and Little Mouse's Big Adventure
Fourth place: Cassie Dzubinski, Lovebug

"Queen's Choice": Anna DeGraaf, Anna Meets Georgia


First place: Alexa Reider, The Art Club
Second place: Sead D. Nikšić, Chester the Viking
Third place: Catherine Mary Deegan, The Teeny Tale of Tiny Tess
Fourth place: Nathan Predajna, One Little Spider

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