We are proud to announce that Gateway Christian Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been recognized as the winner in this year’s Kids Are Authors writing contest sponsored by Scholastic.

Kids Are Authors Winners


FICTION Grand-Prize Winner: Letters from Minty

Letters from Minty

Written and illustrated by fourth and fifth grade students from Gateway Christian Academy, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Originally named Araminta, Harriet Tubman wasn’t always the leader of the Underground Railroad. This book offers an imaginative look into the life and thoughts of Minty, from ages seven to fifteen. Her early dreams to be as free as a bird come through every letter and every gorgeously illustrated page.

About Gateway Christian Academy

Gateway Christian Academy, “A Ministry of Gateway Church,” was established in January, 1993 as a preschool designed to be an outreach of Gateway Church.  The academy is operated under the auspices of Gateway Church as part of its total education ministry and corporate structure. It is operated under the authority of the Senior Pastor and the Official Board. As part of our faith and vision, an elementary school was added in 1999 incorporating kindergarten through third grade. The academy has subsequently expanded through fifth grade. Our mission and vision as we grow is to continue to partner with families as we develop the whole child for excellence.

Under the leadership of Principal Gracelyn Farquharson, the school just received the distinction of 5-year accreditation!

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About Kids Are Authors

Scholastic saw the value of Kids Are Authors in 1998. The competition soon evolved to become one of the premier writing programs in schools as children’s imaginations lit up the pages.

One of the program requirements is that the entries must be created by at least three students working as a team. Through the years, books have been submitted by groups of friends, siblings and even whole classrooms working collaboratively with words and art.

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