Spring Hill Elementary School second grader Olivia Chrisman’s book “Chewbacca the

Spring Hill Elementary School Media Specialist Meredith Little holds an illustration of a book Olivia Chrisman wrote, as Olivia, center, reads her story to school board members Monday morning. SHES Principal Michelle Toon holds the microphone. Submitted photo courtesy of Christine Splichal


Cha-Cha Dog”  was selected by local, nationally published authors as one of eight favorites. Chrisman’s story was selected from more than 500 entries in the Reading Reptile/Johnson County Library Writing Contest.
She attended a reception at the Country Club Plaza Library on Feb. 18. The top eight story writers received a certificate along with a framed illustration to go along with their stories.
Besides Chrisman, 27 other SHES students participated in the contest. They received certificates for their efforts, autographed books from the judging authors and attended the reception.