Suire takes top honors in LPB writing contest

Grant Wilson Suire of Crowley took top honors in the first grade division of the PBS Go! Writers Contest for children in grades kindergarten through third sponsored by LPB.

Grant’s entry was titled “Harry & Joe Go to the Moon.” His inspiration for the winning story came from the bedtime stories he and his mom have continued to create since he was four, “The Adventures of Harry and Joe.”

Grant’s short story features the two characters, Harry and Joe, along with their friend Susie from the Magical Friendly Forest and Jack from Lollipop Land who accompany them on their quick lunar trek.

First, second and third-place winners were named for each grade with the first place entries sent to the national competition. The entries featured both words and drawings to tell their stories.

The judges for the contest were New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler, children’s book author Dr. Janie Spaht Gill, Scott Durbin of the Imagination Movers, author Todd-Michael St. Pierre and Dr. Rani Whitfield (“tha Hip Hop Doc’).

Grant is the 6 ½ year old son of Jay and Laurie Suire of Crowley. He is the grandson of Tola and Sondra Myers of Crowley, Richard Suire of Estherwood, and Mackie Poe of DeRidder.

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