DCES Student Wins PBS Writing Contest: Watch the Video Here

DCES Student Wins PBS Writing Contest: Watch the Video Here

Phoebe Matthew may only be nine years old, but she’s already established herself as an award-winning writer. She was named a 2016 PBS Kids Writers Contest Winner in the third grade division. PBS taped Phoebe reading her story and that segment will appear sporadically on the station until next summer.

“I was nervous to be on TV,” said Phoebe, “but also super excited.”

The story, entitled Best Friends Forever, is about how friends can go through tough times but still stay together. It is Phoebe’s favorite work to date.

In addition, Phoebe is a winner of the 2017 Environmental Calendar and Poetry Contest sponsored by the Montgomery County Environmental Services Department. She will be honored at an awards event on November 17 and her entry will be featured in the 2017 calendar.**

Even before this year. Phoebe had success with her writing. She also won first place in the Montgomery County Writing Contest as a kindergartener.

“I want to be a writer when I grow up,” said Phoebe. “I’ve liked writing stories ever since I was little. It was my mom who encouraged me to enter a contest because she thought I would be good at it.”

Looks like her mom was right!

Congratulations, Phoebe, on your writing contest wins. May God use your gifts for his glory in the years to come! 

**Phoebe won an award for the calendar contest on November 21 for her poem “Save H2O.”