MP Book Awards Recognize the Vision and Talent of Local Youth !
(May 1, 2012 – West Vancouver, BC) – Member of Parliament John Weston recently announced the winners of his 3rd Annual MP Book Awards. Created in 2010, this competition is designed to challenge our youth to discover their writing abilities while expressing their views about current Canadian society and politics.
“Each year, I am impressed by the students’ knowledge and vision,” said Mr. Weston. “The understanding and perspective of our young people will frame the future of Canada, and if this year’s entries are any indication of what’s in store, we’ll be in very good hands.”
The essay topic was, “If you were Prime Minister, describe the first 3 things you would do and why”. The competition was open to all students in grades 6 and 7 within the West Vancouver School District and 123 submissions were received from the six schools that participated. Each of our judges is an experienced educator and volunteered their expertise.
Brien Murphy, age 12, in grade 7 at Ridgeview Elementary School penned the winning entry. He will receive a certificate, a special prize, pizza lunch with Mr. Weston and his entire class, and his essay is published on the MP’s website. All of the winners will be recognized on May 4th in an award ceremony at West Vancouver Memorial Library beginning at 4pm.
For additional information please contact:
Jane Swatridge Communications Director Office of John Weston, MP
Please mark Sunday May 26th on your calendars now. More updates can be obtained here or through the Art Council website: Link to Lions Bay Art Council website