Houston Public Media PBS KIDS Writers Contest
2019 Winners and Finalists

Rank Grade Name Story City
FIRST PLACE Kindergarten Bella Wang Hailey the Hedgehog Humble
Finalist Kindergarten Metin Talha Demirci The School Underwater Sugar Land
Finalist Kindergarten Dylan Fuselier James Harden and the Magical Basketball Spring
Finalist Kindergarten Rami Ghuneim Big Bend And The Black Bear Pearland
Finalist Kindergarten Hamza Khan Pizza Monster Katy
Finalist Kindergarten Zoya Khan My Journey Through Outer Space Sugar Land
Finalist Kindergarten Shaheer Masood My First Bike Ride Pearland
Finalist Kindergarten Nandini Palange My Spring Break Sugar Land
FIRST PLACE First Grade Ziyah Moore ** The Little Firefly Missouri City
Finalist First Grade Aziz Al-Rehman ** My First Soccer Game Sugar Land
Finalist First Grade Durriya Khatri Teeny, Tiny Marinette Richmond
Finalist First Grade Isha Nambi Friendship Always Wins Sugar Land
Finalist First Grade Kailey Joy O’Connor Dustin’s Dizzy Day Spring
Finalist First Grade Melissa Passamen Sharkie the Awesome Super Hero Dog! Katy
Finalist First Grade Arham Patni Santa Is On Vacation? Sugar Land
Finalist First Grade Claire Sherman My Soccer Team Houston
FIRST PLACE Second Grade Atharv Gupt** Houston’s Harvey Heroes Houston
Finalist Second Grade Aaila Ahmed Why Am I So Different? Sugar Land
Finalist Second Grade Hidaya Omotola Akimtola Annie, the Bee Daughter Richmond
Finalist Second Grade Aizah Ali ** The Great Biryani Quest Missouri City
Finalist Second Grade Seth Bauder You’re Weird! Spring
Finalist Second Grade Zahra Dhilawala Superhero Mommybird Houston
Finalist Second Grade Aditya P. Jetti** We are Alive !! Missouri City
Finalist Second Grade Taylor Johnson The Perfect Meal Friendswood
Finalist Second Grade Hisham Khair The Elements Take a Trip Pearland
Finalist Second Grade Tala Khayyal ** 50 Juggles Houston
Finalist Second Grade Sanjay Mallya Jupiter is Bored Sugar Land
Finalist Second Grade Samhita Suresh Jordan and Her Legos Sugar Land
FIRST PLACE Third Grade Emma Goto ** Mina My Little Sister Houston
Finalist Third Grade Akshita Cheraku** The Bicycle That Rode Away Sugar Land
Finalist Third Grade Shafer Gribb Super Trott Houston
Finalist Third Grade Sana Kale ** The Leaf Maestro Spring
Finalist Third Grade Feryal Khatri ** Good Friends Richmond
Finalist Third Grade Evan Lan** Frostbite and Blizzard’s Adventure: in the Ozone Layer Houston
Finalist Third Grade Tahani Meraz Best Friends Forever! Pearland
Finalist Third Grade Isabel Tate San Antonio Fun Tomball

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