NEW PORT RICHEY – There are 19 more award-winning authors in the world this week and they all just happen to attend the same class in Pasco County.
It is by no coincidence these new scribes are all members of Renee Blynt’s second-grade class at Trinity Elementary School.
All of them were informed the book they co-wrote, “Trailblazers and World Changers,” was chosen as the grand prize winner in the 2018-2019 National Book Challenge, presented by Studentreasures Publishing.
The class achievement brings a $5,000 grant for Trinity Elementary.
Blynt’s class developed their idea for the book as they were thinking about different people who have changed the world.
“The second-grade authors put forth their best effort, researching, writing about, and illustrating their world changing topics, from Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream to Mia Hamm’s soccer career, before they sent their completed pages to be published,” stated a press release which carried the announcement.
The class’ book was selected from entries sent from across the country and awarded first placed based on its originality, creative storyline and colorful illustrations.
“At Studentreasures, we are fortunate to witness tremendous creativity and talent from classrooms around the country and all students who publish their own books,” said Chad Zimmerman, president and CEO of Studentreasures, which is based in Topeka, Kansas. “We especially congratulate Mrs. Blynt and her students for earning this unique achievement and completing a project that provides lasting memories and a one-of-a-kind keepsake.”