2021 Neighborhood Play Contest Winners Announced

This year we received about 576 submissions to the Neighborhood Play Contest 2021 from 23 schools. Here are the Winners, whose submissions will be performed at the 2022 Festival of the Kid. The Honorable Mention submissions, which won't be performed, follow. Congratulations to all who submitted. In our hearts, every participant is a winner. Your stories matter! 


Riverside Middle School: 
Dance by Mily Enciso Hernendez
I am a Girl by Angela Arriaga
You're So Pretty by Alyssa Morales 
I Can't Believe He is Staring at Me by Alyssa Morales

Carter-Riverside High School: 
Time by Brenda Tovar 

North Side High School: 
American Girl by Sileana Guardado
A World Inside the Screen by Julybeth Enriquez

Birdville High School: 
The Boy Who Cried I Am by Mason Lassiter 
It Will Change You by Jackson Strange 

Booker T Washington High School: 
Signing Off by Olivia Stanley 
Bottle Episode by Olivia Stanley
Spork by Brock Elliott 
Fame by Hayden Elliott 
John Cusack is For Dead People Too by Ellie Coffee 

Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts: 
Let the Holidays Begin! by Silvia Ho 
Stage Fright In a Nutshell by Julian Morales

Byron Nelson High School: 
Who I Am by Lauryn Wettengel 

Fort Worth Country Day School: 
Sleep by Olivia Kersh 

Caprock Elementary: 
What if Aliens Came to Earth by Lily Janda

Parkview Elementary: 
Battle of the Fries by Samuel Jungli 

Independence Elementary: 
Good Luck by Ian Martinez 

Nimitz High School: 
To Be In Love by Alexandria McCoy

Finalists (honorable mentions): 

The Universe by Sovia Tran - Benbrook MS and HS 
The Ballad of Marisol by Alberto Collazo - South Garland High School 
A Moment in the Sunset by Leo Pierce  - Birdville High School 
Fictional Prose by Kimberly Carillo - North Side High School 
America Is Me by Evelyn Vo, Olivia Vo, and Ava Vo - E.L. Kent Elementary 
Outward by Lena Zimmerman - Eduardo Mata Montessori School 
Alien Afterlife by Kasandra Burgos - Carter-Riverside High School 
Pocket Full of Posies by Ava McCain and Q Thomas - IM Terrell High School 
My Half Baked Words by Madison Barrett - Byron Nelson High School 
If We Were Honest by Nicole Lynch - Byron Nelson High School 
La Broma a mi hermana estrella by Lucero Sánchez, Caprock Elementary
Stuck in an Elevator by Peyton Bess - Caprock Elementary 
The 13 O'Clock News by Sarah Howell -Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
The Amazing Adventures of Man-Spider by Maddox Maese - Country Place Elementary School 
If Target was Against Walmart, Silvia Ho - Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Grief Counseling by Alexandria McCoy - Nimitz High School 
Down the Chimney by Peyton Holmes - Ridglea Hills Elementary School 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022