Students at Gurganus win Mrs. P national writing contest

Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 03:26 PM.

“When we found out we were in the top 5, everybody started screaming,” Fuentes said.

As the winner, the school will receive a new eBook program worth $7,000. Illustrators have already started working on artwork for an edition of the book that will be published, with the school getting a copy.

The winning students will also have a Skype interview with an author as part of their prize.

They will also receive two $100 gift certificates to purchase books, and subscriptions to Tales2Go and myOn Reader, which will give them access to more than 4,000 digital books.

Principal Debbie Hurst told the students she was proud of their achievement, except for one thing.

“I was disappointed that I was not in the story as Principal from the Black Lagoon,” Hurst joked.

Mrs. P Enterprises is a Hollywood team emphasizing the love of reading and storytelling for young people. Mrs. P reads stories on the website, which also features games and activities for students. As winners of the contest, Alicea’s students will have their story read live on World Read Aloud Day on March 5.

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