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2015 KET Young Writers Contest draws 579 entries

For students in kindergarten through fifth-grade

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 22, 2015) — The 2015 KET Young Writers Contest drew 579 entries from Kentucky and surrounding regions. This year, students in kindergarten through third grade were invited to submit illustrated stories, while students in fourth and fifth grade could enter KET’s short story contest.

"The Fishing Family" by Evan Stemler, New Albany, In.
“The Fishing Family” by Evan Stemler, New Albany, Ind.

Here are the top three finishers in each category:


  • 1st place: Sophia Elena Mendes Spiegel, Louisville, “The Cat-Fairy”
  • 2nd place: Evan Stemler, New Albany, Ind., “The Fishing Family”
  • 3rd place: Sarah Gauhar, Louisville, “My Brother’s Crazy Imagination”

First Grade

  • 1st place: Piper Stevens, Nicholasville, “Chick and Mouse’s Christmas Tree”
  • 2nd place: Abigail Woolley, Louisville, “Carly Clair, Cut Your Hair”
  • 3rd place: Joanna Yates, Winchester, “The Cow that Wanted to Fly”

Second Grade

  • 1st place: Charles Weaver, Goshen, “An Out of this World Halloween Mystery”
  • 2nd place: Hannah McGregor, Lexington, “The Wild Girls in the Meadow”
  • 3rd place: Sean’nae Williams, Louisville, “Show and Tell Time”

Third Grade

  • 1st place: Jaci Mathis, Huntington, W.V., “A Peek into Delores’s Past”
  • 2nd place: Kiran Koul, Lexington, “The Musical Night in the Kitchen”
  • 3rd place: Alexis Abboud, Goshen, “Adoption is Love”

Fourth Grade

  • 1st place: Lauren Wood, Louisville, “The Traveler’s Castle”
  • 2nd place: Vance Mueller, Frankfort, “Tom and Chip”
  • 3rd place: Makena Freese, Lexington, “How Rats and Their Bare Tails Came to Be”

Fifth Grade

  • 1st place: Soraya Bouzouma, Lexington, “The Poster”
  • 2nd place: Abby Kane, Crestview Hills, “The Evil Endoscopy”
  • 3rd place: Montanna Carpenter, Owingsville, “The Best Papaw Ever”