Syosset Youngsters In Style

South Grove kindergartener Erika Ahn, won “Best Pant/Skirt” for her multi-tiered ruffle skirt.

A second-grade student and a kindergarten student at South Grove Elementary School, in the Syosset School District, will see their designs in print after recently winning the “Katie Woo Super Stylish Contest.”

The competition, sponsored by the Katie Woo series publisher, Capstone Publishing, encouraged children to use their imagination to create a unique outfit for the Katie Woo character, who celebrates her fifth anniversary this year.

The two students, Kate Lin (grade 2) and Erika Ahn (kindergarten), submitted their designs to South Grove’s Library Media Specialist Denise Bento, who entered them into the contest.

Second-grader Kate Lin, won “Best Outfit” for her show-stopping floral pink kimono.

Ahn won first place for “Best Pant/Skirt,” with her multi-tiered ruffle skirt in a rainbow of colors. Lin won for “Best Outfit.” In its announcement, Capstone stated of Lin’s design: “A real show stopper. Kate designed a spectacularly bold, floral pink kimono.” Katie Woo author Fran Manushkin and illustrator Tammie Lyon helped judge the contest.

For their winnings, Ahn and Lin will see their designs featured in two forthcoming Katie Woo titles due out in the Spring of 2016. They will also receive a Katie Woo Book Club Kit, which includes six books and other treats, such as bookmarks, a poster and a pencil.

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Steve Mosco, former editor-in-chief at Anton Media Group, is a columnist for Long Island Weekly's food and sports sections. He fancies himself a tastemaker, food influencer and king of all eaters.


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