He wrote a story about Lydia inventing a "writer's block ear bud" for her brother, Nate. He struggled to find a good topic that would fit the requirements and also appeal to the judging audience. He wished for a way to get over writer's block, and thus the idea for his story was born!
His principal brought him up on stage during a recent all-school assembly. He was the only winner from his school. His story will be published in a book that will be distributed to all the district libraries.
I thought it funny that he chose to wear his "Thing 1" shirt the day of the assembly! (Nate and Lydia have "Thing 2" and "Thing 3" shirts.)