Friday, May 15, 2009

McKenzie Christiansen Winner of the James Gardner Childrens book Award and published author.

McKenzie with Author Brad Wilcox

This news was so exciting it deserved a post of its own. I posted the ward talent show with Scott as a ballerina below so make sure you read and watch the video after this.
Mckenzie waiting at the assembly.

The girls elementary School held a writing contest. The winner would get to have lunch with Brad wilcox a published author, get an award at an assembly and have their story published for the Library. Both girls were so excited and entered. I was amazed at how good both their stories were. MaKayla's was about a trip to Disneyland and McKenzie's was about none other than Crew and all he does, eats, things she loves about him, hates about him (Such as throwing up on her and pulling her hair) Both girls did a great job but not both could win. McKenzie's story was very descriptive.

At the assembly she was awarded with the Gardner James Children's book award- which means her book will have a gold seal on it. I am so proud of her. She was so excited to get brad Wilcox autograph. he read one of his books at the assembly. Really cute books and super nice guy.

He came up to me at the end and told me McKenzie read her story to him at lunch and he was amazed at how good it was.

Keep up the great writing McKenzie and MaKayla.

Do you think crew knew the story was about him?
Brad Wilcox reading at the assembly


The Walch Family said...

Congratulations! Brad Wilcox was one of my professors at BYU and he is nice- and he really knows what he's talking about regarding children's literature and literacy.

Klin said...

Congratulations to McKenzie!!! That is amazing and an honor she won't forget.

Lydia said...

Good job girls way to deveop your talents!

Jesicca said...

Such talent! I am so proud of her, what an honor. We can't wait to have her read it to us! Call me and let's get together.

Natalie said...

That's awesome!

I thought this looked fun and was curious to see who would acually do it. So, even if I do not know you, sign the guestbook