Young Authors Inspire Playwrights

Bayport-Blue Point elementary school students regularly demonstrate their creativity through school projects and writing assignments. Encouraging the district’s budding young authors to embrace their literary talents, students from each of the three elementary schools recently penned original stories that showcased the English language arts skills they have gained through classroom studies. These stories were submitted to Child’s Play, a touring theater company that visits schools throughout the United States to perform works written by students.

During their visit to each school, the talented professionals of Child’s Play chose three student-composed plays out of the many submissions to act out. The students were pleasantly surprised to have their pieces selected and enjoyed watching their stories come to life. In addition to the school winners, several students at each building were named honorable mentions in the call for playwrights.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Academy Street:
  • Third-graders Kevin Weiss, Thomas Prendergast and Aidan Crank – “The Silly and Smelly Skeleton”
  • Fourth-grader Caroline Moller – “The Caimoo Monster”
  • First-grader George Rose and fourth-grader Bella Rose – “Mr. Bubbles Great Adventure”

Blue Point:
  • Sandy Swan’s kindergarten class – “Zero the Hero”
  • Fourth-graders Scottie Campbell and Jack McCarthy– “Clown Care”
  • Fifth-grader Jaime Dichiara – “Jazz”

Sylvan Avenue:
  • Second-grader Kyle Benkov – “Life as a Leaf”
  • Fourth-grader Grace Dean – “Duck”
  • Fifth-grader Jacob Lurie – “Lonely Larry”