Rock Star Writers

Illustration by Vanessa Brantley Newton (Jada Jones: Class Act)

Thank you to everyone who entered the Rock Star Rules contest. We were impressed with the wonderful entries and are thrilled to announce our winners. Time to celebrate!

The grand prize goes to ERR of Farmington Hills, MI. Her entry was a script for a show called Rock Star News. Can you guess who the featured guest was? Jada Jones! ERR’s concept was creative, unique and fun. She not only shared rock star rules, but gave detailed examples of each one. Here’s an excerpt:

Elena: Thanks! Well folks, this is Elena, speaking out on my top rock star rules! Stay tuned for the latest RS News-Jada Jones, a rock star herself, will be coming to interview me!
(Jada Jones walks in, smiling)
Jada: Good job, Reporters Alexis and Elena! I heard what you were
saying, just wanted to be a rock star friend and let Elena finish her
introduction. Letting somebody do something first is a great way
to be a rock star friend! And saying thank you is good, too!
Both Alexis and Elena: Thanks for the compliment, Ms. Jones!
Jada: Oh, you’re welcome!
Jada: Well, let’s get started! (Looks at Elena) What are your top
rules for being a rock star friend?
Elena: Hmm…I’d really have to dig deep on that one. My first rule would be…Be Kind! This world would be miserable without kindness, so I think my top rule would be kindness.
Jada: Can you tell us what kindness is to you?
Elena: To me, kindness is like a friend, someone who always is by your side, who never lets you go, ready to defend you, always keeping promises and helping you. Kindness not only helps you, but other people too. Kindness is always the one to pick up your social studies notebook when Shayla drops it in the hallway or when Louisiana gets you an ice pack when you fall of the monkey bars at recess. Kindness is always there for you, like a dog and a leash. Kindness loves you like a mother, (not literally, though) taking care of you, (also not literal) and doing nice things for you. That’s what I think of kindness.

The rock star runners up are BP of Bakersfield, CA and LC of Southern Pines, NC.  BP’s rules were thoughtful, wise and inspiring. LC’s rules remind us to show respect for our community, each other and ourselves. Here are their entries: 

Top Rules to Being a Mega ROCKSTAR Friend 

starclipart1.  ROCKSTAR friends know how to bring out the mega sparkle in others.

2.  ROCKSTAR friends use their words to build others up.

3.  ROCKSTAR friends know how to find beauty in every person and situation.

4.  ROCKSTAR friends lead by example.

5.  ROCKSTAR friends always welcome others to create, build, and join the group.

6.  ROCKSTAR friends always welcome a challenge (big or small).

7.  A ROCKSTAR friend always remembers what they are made of.

– BP, Bakersfield, California

Rock Star Rules

starclipart21. Do not be loud in the library.
2. Be respectful.
3. Help others.
4. Don’t say mean things.
5. Don’t litter.
6. Do not steal.
7. Don’t waste paper and water and energy.
8. Be kind to animals.
9. Use your manners.
10. Read every day.
– LC, Southern Pines, NC
Thanks again to all of the rock star writers who entered. So proud of you.

1 thought on “Rock Star Writers”

  1. BP went to bed early & sick here in sunny California, but when he wakes up it will put a great big rock star smile on his face to know he was a runner up! Ty

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