Dozens of Canadian students took the time to tell us about
their heroes. And the judges in the Canadian Heroes Essay Contest
had the pleasure of reading a wide variety of stories about inspiring
and fascinating Canadians.
It was hard to choose winners from a pool of excellent entries.
But after much
consideration, the judges have selected a series of winning essays,
You can read the winning essays in Grades 5-8 and Grades 9-12
category here in SNN. The winning entries in the Grades 1-4 category
were all written in French so you can read those in the current
issue of RDR. The rest of the entries will be published online
in the fall.
Congratulations to the winning authors and to everyone who
entered the contest!
First place: "Miss Gentile"
by Amanda Ruiz, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Second place: "Nellie
McClung" by Megan McAndrew, Collingwood, Ontario
Third Place: "Lucy Maud Montgomery"
by Cora McKenzie, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
Honourable Mention: "Terry
Fox" by Suman Lakhi, Winnipeg, Manitoba
First place: "My father - Ronald
Paul Latour" by Laura Latour, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Second place: "My Mom"
by Émilie Marcotte, Saskatchewan
Third Place: "Hero Sandwich"
by Jacqueline Roy, Regina, Saskatchewan
Honourable Mention: "Elvis
Stojko" by Krystle Capuska, Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba