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LOCAL FIRST GRADER WINS TOP PRIZE AT NATIONAL PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST

July 24, 2013


A local boy took first place honors at the Grade One level of the national 2013 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. Blake Lardinois is a first grade student at the Paris Elementary School in Kenosha in Ms. Margie Blair's class. His original, illustrated book was titled "What Do Snowflakes Like To Do".

Milwaukee Public Television awarded 20 local winners from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in kindergarten through grade three. The first place entries in each grade level were submitted to the contest's national level.

MPTV has sponsored the contest at the local level for 19 years. This year a total of 903 original, illustrated books were submitted, up from 619 entries in 2012. The winning stories were produced as a program and are airing throughout the summer on MPTV HD 10.1 and MPTV HD 36.1.

Funding has been provided for MPTV's PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest by The Harley-Davidson Foundation and the Jerome J. & Dorothy Holz Family Foundation.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
For more information, visit www.mptv.org.

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