Avoca West Elementary School fifth grade student Ben Kolot, of Wilmette, recently won the Storyworks "Zodiac" Contest for a paragraph he wrote about his Chinese zodiac sign, the dragon. Ben's teacher, Gabriel Paynter, said, "As part of our study of China for social studies, we read a play in Storyworks about Chinese zodiacs, and I had my students research their zodiac sign and write a paragraph to enter in this contest." An excerpt from a letter Kolot received from the publisher stated, "You wrote a well-structured paragraph on your zodiac animal and did a great job explaining how your zodiac character relates to you." As a winner of the contest, the publisher awarded Kolot a copy of Grace Lin's book entitled "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon." Storyworks magazine is a Scholastic publication and contains stories and exercises that supplement school's language arts curriculum.