Houston Public Media PBS KIDS Writers Contest

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2016 Writers Contest Winners and Special Honorees

Kindergarten

First Place Winner: Eliza Smith (Houston)

Finalists

  • Hamzah A. Al-Ferdous (Sugar Land)
  • Zaynah Arshad (Sugar Land)
  • Manaal Aziz (Sugar Land)
  • Emma Goto (Houston)
  • Bushra Khairalden (Missouri City)
  • Feryal Khatri (Houston)
  • Munir Moore (Missouri City)
  • Musab Rafiq (Sugar Land)
  • Hana Rehmatullah (Sugar Land)
  • Aayan Taimoor (Houston)

 

First Grade

First Place Winner: Vivian Buchanan* (Houston)

Finalists

  • Ingrid Friend* (Katy)
  • Saad Hilal* (Sugar Land)
  • Amna Khan (Sugar Land)
  • Vrishni Venkata Krishnan (Sugar Land)
  • Yutia Li (Houston)
  • Avika Puri (Houston)
  • Marisa Yanosik (Houston)

 

Second Grade

First Place Winner: Andrea Willman* (Houston)

Finalists

  • Sophie Da Silva* (Houston)
  • Hailey Goebel (Manvel)
  • Sahana Gokul (Sugar Land)
  • Thalia Evangelina Oddo* (Houston)
  • Zayn Olakukan (Richmond)
  • Anvay Raichurkar (Sugar Land)
  • Eva Rami (Sugar Land)
  • Orion Rognstad (Houston)
  • Priya Sekhri (Houston)
  • Elliot Zider* (Houston)
  • Lia Zitvar (Bellaire)

 

Third Grade

First Place Winner: Isabel Chung (Pearland)

Finalists

  • Luqman Abbassi (Houston)
  • Emaan Atiq (Richmond)
  • Ethan Keith Bauder* (Spring)
  • Autumn Bennett-O’Farrell (Angleton)
  • Sarah Lail (Sugar Land)
  • Hafsa Rehmatullah* (Sugar Land)
  • Kindin Schoonover (Lolita)
  • Emily Vaughan (Houston)

* Previous Honoree

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