TORONTO, July 6, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Fifty-eight students of publicly funded Catholic schools in Ontario, kindergarten through 12th grade, have been recognized by the Ontario Catholic Teachers of English Association (OECTA). ) for his excellence in writing. The Young Authors Awards / Prix jeunes écrivains recognize writing in English and French in categories ranging from poetry and short stories to plays and non-fiction.
“This year’s Young Authors / jeunes écrivains awards entries and winners are a testament to the talent, creativity and dedication of all students in publicly funded Catholic schools,” says OECTA President Barb Dobrowolski.
“The diversity of topics, perspectives, and styles is incredible to read and speaks to the skills and values that Catholic teachers strive to cultivate in our students. The quality of work is especially impressive given the disruption that students, teachers and education workers have suffered this school year. “
This year’s winners were selected from more than 300 entries submitted for consideration at the provincial level, among thousands of entries from students participating locally.
Some of the winning entries for 2021 include:
The bright side of COVID – an important reminder on how to find comfort and hope for a better future during these difficult times.
Ballad No. 1 in G: a creative poem about the impact of music.
Should WNBA players be paid the same as NBA players? – an in-depth exploration and urgent call to action to address the gender pay gap in professional sports.
Nous Sommes Tous Unis – a deep reflection on the benefits of diversity and the need for inclusion.
The complete list of 2021 winners and a brochure with all the winning entries are available at catholicteachers.ca.
– 30 –
OECTA represents the 45,000 passionate and skilled teachers in Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic English schools, kindergarten through 12th grade.
Mark Tagliaferri Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association 416-925-2493 x 508 firstname.lastname@example.org