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Mukwonago Girl wins Guinness World Records Future Record Challenge

Congratulations to Rebecca Thornton age eleven from Mukwonago who is the Grand Prize Winner of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Records of the Future Challenge! Rebecca wins a $750 check, a copy of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2016 book and her school wins a $250 check. In addition, Rebecca and her winning entry will be included in the 2017 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Book. Rebecca’s winning entry was called The Youngest Person To Visit Pluto.

For over 60 years, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS has inspired millions of people to achieve record-breaking feats. Over 700 kids ages 7–12 entered this national competition. To enter the competition kids had to submit a record they would like to set or break in the next 20 years by describing it in a song, poem, rap, poster, video or short essay. Ten semifinalists also won a copy of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2016 book.

“The competition represents a wonderful opportunity for parents and teachers to nurture a child’s creativity,” said Tavia Levy, Marketing Executive from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS. “We were delighted to extend the competition to year two. Contests like this help promote interest and excitement among children in exploring their creativity and learning to express it in a multitude of ways.”

Educators, youth groups, and parents can also access fun English Language Arts activities on the website under the Parents and Educators/Youth Groups buttons. These activities get kids’ creative juices flowing!

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