Fourth grade student, Meridan Boyd, has been awarded second place for her entry in MrsP.com’s "Be-a-Famous-Writer" contest."

Boyd was awarded the honor Wednesday morning via a live YouTube chat by Kathy Kinney, who plays Mrs. P and is formerly known as the character Mimi on "The Drew Carey Show."

Students at Van Meter will receive $100 toward books in their school. This is the second year Boyd has been a finalist in this contest.