The Fort Resolution Community Writing Contest for 10-14 year-olds was held in November, 2002. Rowan Cardinal’s “Christmas Eve” was the first prize story. Charlene Giroux’s “My Camping Trip” won second prize, and Jennifer Sanderson’s “Drugs and Alcohol” earned third prize.

Contest entries were judged for grammar and structure as well as content and creativity. The winning entries were announced on December 13, 2002, at an assembly at Deninoo School; and prizes and awards were presented to the contest winners at the Deninoo School Christmas concert on December 18, 2002.

The purpose of the writing contest was to inspire the development of writing skills. The ability to express ideas and convey information in writing is and always has been crucial to academic and professional success. Hopefully, other young Northerners will follow the excellent example set by the three authors of this booklet and discover the power and the joy of writing well.

Contest Winners

photo of Jennifer Sanderson, Charlene Giroux and Rowan Cardinal
From left to right: Jennifer Sanderson, 10;
Charlene Giroux, 12; Rowan Cardinal, 12.

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