O'Hara Elementary Students Place in Writers Contest

Two O'Hara Elementary School students were recently named winners in the 2015 WQED PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Second places went to first grader Yul Choi and to kindergartner Eli Ramirez. Sponsored by WQED and made possible locally by the EQT Foundation, more than 900 entries were received for this year's contest from students throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and New Jersey. Yul and Eli were announced as winners, along with 14 other students, as part of a celebration held May 17, 2015, at the WQED Studios in Oakland.

The winners' will read and have their stories broadcast on iQKidsRadio.org and they will also be featured on Saturday Light Brigade Radio throughout the summer of 2015. All of the winners' stories are available to read and listen to via WQED's Writers Contest page at www.writeonkids.org.

The annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest is a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of children's literacy skills through hands-on active learning. The contest encourages students in kindergarten-grade three to celebrate creativity by submitting their own original stories and illustrations.