Yak’s Corner announces “Favorite Character” contest winners

Michigan students in kindergarten through sixth grade were invited to present drawings of their favorite Yak’s Corner book character and tell why it was their favorite.

The contest was sponsored by Yak’s Corner, the weekly news magazine for grades K-6 produced by Michigan K.I.D.S., and the Detroit Newspapers in Education nonprofit for the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News.

Congratulations to the following 2012-2013 Yak’s Corner favorite book character contest winners and honorable mention students:

  • 5th place winner and kindergarten student Courtney Gentry-Plair, Bow Elementary
  • Honorable Mention and first grade student Gloria Gonzalez, Roberto Clemente Learning Academy
  • Honorable Mention and third grade student Josie Williams, Eman Hamilton Academy
  • Honorable Mention and fifth grade student Judith Gonzalez, Roberto Clemente Learning Academy

Certificates of Excellence and Barnes and Nobles gift cards will be awarded to the first through fifth place winners along with their artwork being featured in the March 7 issue of Yak’s Corner.

Click here to view the “Yak’s Photo Gallery” featuring the award-winning artwork!

For more information on Yak’s Corner and Michigan K.I.D.S., visit www.dnie.com or contact Sharon Martin, 313-223-4460.

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