Tall tales at Port St. Joe Elementary

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 09:24 AM.

Jones then took the stage and recited the tale of the Three Billy Goats Gruff using teachers as his bridge-crossing troublemakers while he took on the role of the evil troll.

After much anticipation the judges returned with the final results.

Savannah Burkett won over the judges with her reimagined Goldilocks story which featured honeybees instead of bears and took the first-place prize.

“I was nervous,” admitted Burkett, who is allergic to bees. She recalled her first thoughts when hearing her name announced as the winner, “I can’t believe it. It must be fate.”

Second place went to Patrick Cornwell and third place to Sophie Sheller.

“Sometimes we get too caught up with testing and we forget about the importance of reading and writing skills,” said CCA President, Pat Hardman. “This is a win for everybody.”

The first-place winner took home $50 in gold coins, second place received $30 and third place $20.

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