Lumos Summer Story Contest!!!

We would like to thank everyone who participated and helped make this Summer Story Contest a great success! It was our pleasure and fun to read the essays written by the children. To make the final judgment, and to choose the winner, was indeed a difficult task, as every story written by the children were very valuable to us.

The winners who met Lumos entry requirements were the ones who got the maximum votes. The essays were also graded by our Teaching veterans and youth directors who were a part of our judging panel. Popular author George Smith, a children’s book author and publisher has done the final review and has also posted his expert comments to enhance writing skills.

We would like to congratulate Opeyemi from grade 3 as the winner of our contest!



1st Prize is a trophy, a certificate, $100(cash prize) and one-year’s access to Lumos full StepUp program. 1-entrant.

Runners up are Ella Dunn from grade 8 Trophy, and Marianna Alfaro from grade—— are awarded with a certificate and one year access to Lumos full StepUp program. 2-entrants.



Please click here to view the winning Summer Stories. Click Here
George Smith

George Smith

George Smith, a children’s book author and publisher, has been conducting writing workshops at schools since 2004. He is passionate about helping young writers turn their creative story ideas to captivating stories that others would enjoy reading. He has authored two children’s books, a marine life guide book for science teachers and functioned as an editor for several publications. He lives in Lakewood, New Jersey and loves to travel.