Past Winners of the HKVCA Cross-Canada Writing Contest: Portraits of Valour

2017

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1st Place: The Hard Plight of a Hero by Madelyn DeGrucy, Kelowna Secondary School. Teacher: Tina Clarke.

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2nd Place: Be Thankful by Nicole Keeler, Kelowna Secondary School. Teacher: Graeme Stacey.

2015

JUNIOR ENGLISH (grades 9,10)


NAME

SCHOOL/CITY

TITLE OF ENTRY

VETERAN

FIRST PRIZE

Christine Semeniuk


Constable Neil Bruce


Bruce Cadoret – in Flashes

Bruce Cadoret

SECOND PRIZE

Lizz Klimm


Constable Neil Bruce

Grade 9

Dear Journal

Bruce Cadoret

HONOURABLE MENTION

Lyric Stewart


Constable Neil Bruce

Bruce Cadoret

Bruce Cadoret

HONOURABLE MENTION

Max Craddock


Constable Neil Bruce

Jordan MacMillan: The Figure

Tom Forsyth



JUNIOR FRENCH (grades 9,10)



NAME

SCHOOL/CITY

TITLE OF ENTRY

VETERAN

FIRST PRIZE

Benoit Turpin


Merivale High School

Grade 10

Portrait de courage de carabineer Alfred Babin pendant la bataille de Hong Kong

Alfred Babin


SENIOR ENGLISH (Grades 11,12)



NAME

SCHOOL/CITY

TITLE OF ENTRY

VETERAN

FIRST PRIZE

Caleigh Wong


Kelowna Secondary

Grade 11

Generation me: Sacrifice is so 74 Years ago

Bruce Cadoret

SECOND PRIZE (SHARED)

Abby Thompson


Kelowna Secondary

Grade 11

Alfred Babin (includes three ceiling tiles)

Alfred Babin

SECOND PRIZE (SHARED)

Tiffany Walder

Poplar Point Colony School

Private Tom Forsyth

Tom Forsyth


SENIOR FRENCH (Grades 11, 12)

No submissions

Winners: 2013-2014

Congratulations to our winners! We received a total of 20 entries across all categories.

Senior Category: (Gr. 11 & 12) English

1st prize: $200.00 Emily Ganske - "Jack Smith". Kelowna Secondary School, Kelowna, BC

2nd Prize: $100.00 Angel Yu - "In Memory of William Bell". Kelowna Secondary School, Kelowna, BC

Junior Category: (Gr. 9 & 10) English

1st Prize: $150.00 Kenny Rajkumar - "A Letter for Denis". Sinclair Secondary School, Whitby, Ontario

2nd Prize: $75.00 Ahmed Youssef - "William Bell Letter". Oshawa Central Collegiate, Oshawa, Ontario

Junior Category: (Gr. 9 & 10) French

1st Prize: $150.00 Emily Phan - "Jack Smith". Merivale High School, Ottawa, Ontario

 

2012/2013 Edition

Senior Category: (Gr. 11 & 12) English

1st Prize: $200.00 Logan Bakker Kelowna Secondary School, Kelowna, BC

2nd Prize: $100.00 Karin Lin Crofton House School, Vancouver, BC

Honourable mention: Julia Lam Kelowna Secondary School, Kelowna, BC

Junior Category: (Gr. 9 & 10) English

1st Prize: $150.00 Tiffany Quon Eric Hamber Secondary School, Vancouver, BC

2nd Prize: $75.00 Not awarded

Junior Category: (Gr. 9 & 10) French

1st Prize: $150.00 Julia Lorbetskie Merivale High School, Nepean, ON

2nd Prize: $75.00 Joshua Wilson Port Perry High School, Port Perry, ON


2011/2012 Edition

Senior Category: (Gr. 11 & 12) English

1st Prize: $200.00 Ariana Williams Kelowna Secondary School, BC

2nd Prize: $100.00 Olivia Favaro Kelowna Secondary School, BC

Junior Category: (Gr. 9 & 10) English

1st Prize: $150.00 Jake Foster Port Perry High School, Port Perry, ON

2nd Prize: $75.00 Amanda Edgar Courtice Secondary School, Courtice, ON

Honorable Mention: Kyra Meredith Courtice Secondary School, Courtice, ON

Junior Category: (Gr. 9 & 10) French

1st Prize: $150.00 Josianne Garriock Port Perry High School, Port Perry, ON

2nd Prize: $75.00 Matt Graves Merivale High School, Nepean, ON

Honorable mention: Eileen Hue-Phan Merivale High School, Nepean, ON


2010/2011 Edition

Senior Category: (Gr. 11 & 12) English

1st Prize: $200.00 John Sinclair Kelowna Secondary School, Kelowna, BC

2nd Prize: $100.00 Lucas Zeer-Wanklyn Kelowna Secondary School, Kelowna, BC

Junior Category: (Gr. 9 & 10) English

1st Prize: $150.00 Zanab Shah Oshawa Central Collegiate, Oshawa, ON

2nd Prize: $75.00 Kristan MacNeil Oshawa Central Collegiate, Oshawa, ON

Honorable mention: Matthew J. Wizinsky Const. Neil Bruce Middle School, Westbank, BC

Honorable mention: Boyu Huang Colonel By Secondary School, Ottawa, ON

Junior Category: (Gr. 9 & 10) French

1st Prize: $150.00 Madison Burnett Port Perry High School, Port Perry, ON

2nd Prize: $75.00 Danielle Denisko Merivale High School, Nepean, ON