TWO PITTSBURGH-AREA STUDENTS PLACE 2ND IN NATIONAL PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST FOR THE FIRST-TIME
WQED & EQT Corporation congratulates two of their local winners on national recognition.
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October 8, 2012
TWO PITTSBURGH-AREA STUDENTS PLACE 2ND
IN NATIONAL PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST FOR THE FIRST-TIME
WQED & EQT Corporation congratulates two of their local contest winners on national recognition.
PITTSBURGH –For the first-time two local Writers Contest winners have placed nationally in the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.
Ella Black, 6 of North Huntingdon and Daniel Trimble, 8 of Brookline both received a Kindle e-reader for placing second nationally in their respective grades levels. Ella now in the first grade placed second nationally for her story called, Abby the Talking Giraffe. Daniel now in the fourth grade placed second nationally for his story called, The Mystery of The Attic Intruder. Both Ella and Daniel were first-place winners for the local WQED PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest earlier this year when they submitted the above stories while still in kindergarten and third grade respectively.
For the past 18 years, WQED has held a local Writers Contest where local first-place winners advanced to the national Contest for consideration, but this is the first time any of WQED’s first-place winners have been recognized nationally.
Both Ella and Daniel’s stories along with all of WQED’s 2012 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest local winners can be viewed at wqed.org/edu.
Support for the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest at WQED for the past four years has been provided locally by EQT Corporation.
Twelve children total were selected as winners of the national PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. The winning entries (first, second and third place from grades K-3) for the Contest, managed by PBS member station WNED, were chosen from over thousands of submissions from 63 participating stations across the country. Winning entries in each of the Contest categories are featured at: PBSKIDS.org/writerscontest, and visitors to the Contest site will continue to have the opportunity to create “Story Mashups” with winning stories.
About EQT Corporation
EQT Corporation is an integrated energy company with emphasis on Appalachian area natural gas production, gathering, transmission, and distribution. EQT is the general partner and majority equity owner of EQT Midstream Partners, LP. With more than 120 years of experience, EQT continues to be a leader in the use of advanced horizontal drilling technology – designed to minimize the potential impact of drilling-related activities and reduce the overall environmental footprint. Through safe and responsible operations, the Company is committed to meeting the country’s growing demand for clean-burning energy, while continuing to provide a rewarding workplace and enrich the communities where its employees live and work. Company shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange as EQT.
Visit EQT Corporation at www.EQT.com.
About WQED Pittsburgh
WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 134 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).
About PBS KIDS GO!
PBS KIDS GO! offers early elementary children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online and community-based programs. For more information on specific PBS KIDS GO! content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit PBS.org/pressroom, join our community online on Twitter and Facebook, or visit PBSKIDSGO.org.
Through WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well/WORLD TV, Classical 94.5/WNED-FM and WBFO 88.7 FM / WNED-AM 970, the member-supported WNED Buffalo/Toronto provides high quality programming and services to local, regional and national audiences that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Additional information about WNED can be found at wned.org.
StudentPublishing.com is the school division of Creations by You, and provides award-winning educational publishing products that support educators and parents. Several publishing services are offered to schools whereby students receive a free printed copy of their story. These programs are designed to inspire and reward the creative effort of students as well as improve comprehension and interest in the underlying subject matter.
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