Congratulations to the HeForShe writing contest winners

This fall, 97 secondary school students entered the HeForShe writing contest hosted in collaboration with the University of Waterloo. Participants were asked to consider how gender equity fits into a larger equity story, and explore where there are overlaps and connections between gender and race, ethnicity, age, ability, class, faith and/or sexuality.

Through poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, students expressed their point of views on gender and equality.

Judges from the University and the school district selected three of our talented students as winners in the youth category and awarded $500 each, as well as the honour of being published in the University’s anthology on gender equity.

The University of Waterloo was so impressed with the quality of all the submissions that at least 10 WRDSB student pieces will be published in the anthology.

You can check out the brilliant writing of our winners below:

Lama Abdallah 

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Rose Danen

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Kaleigh Wiens

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