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KMOS-TV Recognizes Young Writers

By Jeff Murphy, July 30, 2018

2018 KMOS Kids Writers WinnersChildren from throughout Central Missouri who participated in the KMOS Kids Writers Contest gathered in the Elliott Student Union to display their certificates. Award recipients included, first row, left to right, Anastasia Jones, Henley; Kellen Cox, Concordia; Camryn Emanuel, Columbia; Kai Kuroki, Columbia; Lily Hu, Columbia back row, Anna Zeng, Columbia; William Fleury, Wardsville; Georgia Sexton, Columbia; Vicente Heredia, Columbia; Kate Page, Columbia; and Abigail Anye, Columbia. Not shown are Nick Crawford, California; Heath Turner, Columbia; Isaac Kuhlman, Columbia.


WARRENSBURG, MO – Young writers from across mid-Missouri recently participated in the 2018 KMOS Kids Writers Contest sponsored by  KMOS-TV, the University of Central Missouri’s public broadcasting station.

The 24th annual contest drew entries from throughout the KMOS-TV viewing area. Awards were presented to the winners at the ceremony held in the Elliott Student Union on the UCM campus.

A total of 14 awards were presented to students in grades one through three. The following is a list of the award winners by grade, along with their name, hometown, and title of their entry into the KMOS Kids Writers Contest:

First Grade:
1st Place – Camryn Emanuel, Columbia, “Denise’s Unicorn Adventure”
2nd Place – Kellen Cox, Concordia, “Treehouse Adventures”
3rd Place – Nick Crawford, California, “The Monkey and the Mango”
Honorable Mention – Heath Turner, Columbia, “The Gorilla that Wanted to Play Football”

Second Grade:
1st Place – William Fleury, Wardsville, “Don’t Take a Pickle to a Squirrel Fight”
2nd Place – Kai Kuroki, Columbia, “The Dragon Rider”
3rd Place – Anna Zeng, Columbia, “Getting a Pet”
Honorable Mention – Isaac Kuhlman, Columbia, “A Day In the life of a Barn Mouse”
Honorable Mention – Anastasia Jones, Henley, “Interview with Spinner the Spider”

Third Grade:
1st Place – Vicente Heredia, Columbia, “Sandy’s Victory”
2nd Place – Abigail Anye, Columbia, “Scotty Finds Love”
3rd Place - Kate Page, Columbia, “Will’s Big Adventure”
Honorable Mention – Georgia Sexton, Columbia, “Paige’s Journey to the Artic”
Honorable Mention – Lily Hu, Qing Meng, Columbia, “Lily’s Teddy Bear”

KMOS-TV, virtual channel 6 (UHF digital channel 15), is a Public Broadcasting Service-member station owned and operated by UCM that provides locally produced programs and a variety of PBS shows and educational programs. In addition to broadcast programming, KMOS-TV’s staff provide outreach to local schools and children, allowing the station to play an important role as part of the educational fabric of this state.


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