Student Writing Contest
Winners Announced for the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Celebration of Reading Student Writing Contest
~ Win visit with Florida First Lady & Author Jeff Kinney~
Volunteer USA Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s student Celebration of Reading writing contest. The contest is part of the Foundation’s annual Celebration student event which this year will feature First Lady Ann Scott and Jeff Kinney, best-selling author of the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series.
Students in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties (grades 4 – 7) were invited to participate by submitting wonderful and funny tales and illustrations based on Florida’s potentially chaotic storm seasons – from tropical storms to hurricane watches, this state has its fill of weather madness.
The winners are:
- Valerie Amoaku, Corkscrew Elementary, Teacher: Mr. Klatzkow
- Jose Calatayud, Golden Gate Elementary, Teacher: Ms. Julie Stallings
- Alexandra Igoe, Laurel Oaks Elementary, Teacher: Collier County
- Ryan Moore, Osceola Elementary, Teacher: Ms. Diane Fontdavila
- Taylor Renee Steiner, Laurel Oaks Elementary, Teacher: Mrs. DiMarzio
- Maricela Trejo, Village Oaks Elementary, Teacher: Ms. Flatley
- Blayne Boyett, Upthegrove Elementary, Teacher: Charlene Bowen
- Madelyn Coker, Upthegrove Elementary, Teacher: Ms. Beer
- Nalani Gonzalez, Labelle Elementary, Teacher: Ms. Lynsee Dicks
- Neal Logan Livingston, Upthegrove Elementary, Teacher: Ms. Ana Paz
- Kennan Beck, Edison Park Elementary, Teacher: Ms. Cedeno
- Taylor Bouchard, Three Oaks Elementary, Teacher: Ms. Patsy Howell
- Emma Bullock, Three Oaks Elementary, Teacher: Ms. Patsy Howell
- Alyssa Mehrberg, Canterbury School, Teacher: Mrs. Pollard
- Taylor Metzger, Hector A. Cafferata, Jr. Elementary, Teacher: Ms. Wendy Persechino
Contest winners, accompanied by their parents, will be recognized at a VIP breakfast, sponsored by Public Risk Insurance Agency of Brown & Brown, Inc. to kickoff Volunteer USA’s 12th Celebration of Reading event on February 17th, 2012. The students will enjoy breakfast with First Lady Scott and Jeff Kinney, as well as have the opportunity to share their winning short story.