Karen Close's fourth-grade class at Elm Lawn Elementary has been named the winner of the Mrs. P Be-A-Famous Writer Contest.
Students found out they had won on Thursday morning. Superintendent Don Johnson, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services George Mavroulis and Elm Lawn principal Robert Schell were also in the classroom when the announcement was made.
The winning story, "The Magic Baseball Poster," was written by Daniel Kim with help from Owen Sheehan. The story was picked over four other finalists for the national award.
"I was shocked. I didn't think our story would stand up. It's a great honor,'' Kim said on Thursday.
"It's crazy to think so many stories were submitted throughout the entire United States and that we won,'' Sheehan said.
Kim said he decided on the topic after reading a book about Jackie Robinson. Sheehan said he is a big baseball fan so he was thrilled to help out.