Border high school student writing competition River of Stories produces an unheard of result

FOR the first time one entrant has won both poetry and short story categories in the same year of the River of Stories competition for Border high school students.

Winning writers: River of Stories organiser Barry Young with successful entrants in the Rotary-administered literature competition after the prize presentation at Albury library on Saturday afternoon. Pictures: JAMES WILTSHIRE

Winning writers: River of Stories organiser Barry Young with successful entrants in the Rotary-administered literature competition after the prize presentation at Albury library on Saturday afternoon. Pictures: JAMES WILTSHIRE

Trinity Anglican College year 8 Lois Beloved was stunned to claim the double after moving to Thurgoona from Newcastle late last year.

Top award group: Isabella Brunt (year 9-10 poetry), Lois Beloved (year 7-8 poetry and short story) and Ashleigh Hall (year 9-10 short story).

Top award group: Isabella Brunt (year 9-10 poetry), Lois Beloved (year 7-8 poetry and short story) and Ashleigh Hall (year 9-10 short story).

“I had never been in a writing competition like this before, so it was amazing to win both the short story and the poetry competition (for year 7 to 8s),” Lois, 12, said.

Her poem was about a troubled girl and her story was set inside a video game.

Lois shared the poetry gong with Louise Denton (Albury High), while St Paul’s College Isabella Brunt won that section for year 9-10s.

Wodonga Middle Years College’s Ashleigh Hall won the senior short story.

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