WCNY Announces Treehouse Tales Winners

WCNY-TV/FM is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Treehouse Tales Young Writers & Illustrators Contest.

Open to students from first through fourth grade, the contest promotes literacy and creative expression by asking children to write and illustrate their own stories. Students from WCNY’s 19-county viewing area were eligible for the contest, and WCNY’s judging team reviewed more than 125 entries.

The winners read from their entries at the contest’s award ceremony on April 11 at Liverpool Library during National Library Week.

“As Central New York’s public broadcasting station, it is our mission to promote the literacy skills that will turn today’s children into tomorrow’s leaders,” said WCNY President and CEO Robert J. Daino. “We congratulate all of the children who entered the contest and thank them for sharing their creativity with us.”

Here are the top three finishers in each grade in WCNY’s seventh annual Treehouse Tales Young Writers & Illustrators Contest:

Grade 1
Caleb Greene, 7 – Sean’s Great Adventure
Mathias Deldicque, 7 – The Boy and the Golden Flower
Sheriden Southworth, 6 – The Plain White Shoes

Grade 2
Aliya Pauline Iosilevich, 7 – Monkey Finds A Friend
Adeline Houser, 7 – Pets That I Love
Timothy Omolino, 7 – The Fire Dragon

Grade 3
Abigail Charlamb, 8 – Cherry Trouble
Dimitra Cappers, 8 – Too Many Pets
Gavyn B. Kneeskern, 8 – The Adventure of Square Boy

Grade 4
Ella Joy Smith, 9 – Leo Solves the Riddle
Ethan N. Jaglal, 9 – On Safari
Daniel Cho, 9 – Trapped in School

All entrants received a certificate of participation. The top three from each category received prizes and will have their entries posted on WCNY’s website at

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