Pen Pals Ceremony 2013

Report from Miss McGhee

The creative writing talent of some S2 Our Lady’s pupils was recognised in a presentation ceremony organised by the Pen Pals Creative Writing Group on Thursday 7th November.

Pupils participated in a competition, run by the group as part of Celebrating Lanarkshire 2013, and submitted entries in one (or more) of the four categories – Short Story, Poetry, Flash Fiction and Theme Story.

The ceremony was held in Dalziel St. Andrew’s Church and was attended by the writing group, the winners, teachers, parents, friends, judges and special guests. Successful entrants were presented with certificates, a cash prize, a signed book (in the short story category) and a pen to ‘keep writing!’

Short Story
Winner – Orla McDevitt
Runner Up – Patrick Quinn
Highly Commended – Heather Nugent
Commended – Erasme Kakonge

Poetry
Winner – Samantha Cusick
Runner Up – Louise McLaughlin
Highly Commended – Jamie Lester
Commended – Shannon Young

Flash Fiction
Winner – David McLean
Runner Up – Jemma Casey
Highly Commended – Aaron Fisher
Commended – Clare Thompson

Theme Story
Highly Commended – Orla McDevitt

Congratulations to all our winners and a huge thank you to Hazel Rowe and the rest of the Pen Pals for a wonderful presentation evening and hugely successful competition.

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