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Secondary Short Story Writing Competition

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Assumption College English Program secondary students were invited to enter a short story writing competition recently. The competition was divided into lower and upper secondary. Stories could have been in any genre, and they were able to use their language skills and their imaginations to impress the judges, Mr. Douglas Mulvaney and Mr. John Barker, who were looking for excellence in terms of technical ability, originality, and entertainment.

After considering all of the submissions (a difficult decision, as all entrants were of a high standard), the judges decided on a first prize winner and a runner up for both age groups. The first prize winner for lower secondary was Tarisa Banpalitinon (Year 7/3), with an emotive, short but complete story of family and poetry; the runner up was Jakrin Patnirun (Year 9/2), who submitted a dark tale of obsession. For upper secondary, the first prize winner was Kwanpitcha Ladasuwankul (Year 12/3), who wrote a story of self-discovery set in a fantasy universe of her own creation, with the runner up being Sirikorn Kanchanasiripakdee (Year 11/2) who composed an interesting and creative murder mystery with a surprising twist.

Certificates were awarded on Thursday 17th December 2020. Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to all those students who entered!

Written by Mr John Barker and Mr Douglas Mulvaney.

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