Homeschooler Wins Local PBS Writing Contest!

Nathan Christensen, 11, a resident of Lake Ridge, traveled to Harrisonburg on May 11 to read his short story “Huskoo and the Whale” for a taping at Virginia’s Public Television (WVPT), an affiliate of Public Broadcasting Service. Nathan won first place in the fifth grade division of WVPT’s PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.

After this win, Nathan’s story will be entered in the statewide KIDS GO! Writers Contest.  The Christensen family will be notified in early June if his story is selected. To watch the May 24 awards ceremony, tune in to WVPT on July 2, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.

This is Nathan’s first year of homeschooling. He has enjoyed having more time with his mom and more flexibility with his assignments, including his creative writing assignments.

You can read more about Nathan here: Whiz Kid: Nathan Christensen and the PBS contest is posted here: PBS Kids Writers Contest

Good luck, Nathan!

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