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INCITE 2021 Student Writing Contest

The 2021 INCITE prompt asked CIS Ontario students in grades 7-12 to write a short story, poem, essay, or dramatic scene that explores the idea of “the year after.” Writers could choose to focus on the year after a decision, an event, or a milestone (fictional or real). 

Congratulations to the 2021 INCITE Student Writing Competition winners and thank you to all of the students for their submissions. 


Grades 7 & 8

1. “A Fireman’s Tale” Raul Gare, MacLachlan College

2. “The Heart of the Galaxy” Bryony Chan, The Bishop Strachan School

3. “Goodbye” Patrick Bian, The Country Day School

Honourable Mention: “I’ve got you” Emily Esperanzate, Albert College


Grades 9 & 10

1. “The Year After” Carol Chen, Hillfield Strathallan College

2. “Valentina” Sophie Farkas, Branksome Hall

3. “Marshmallows and Missed Friends” Lauren Chia, The York School

Honourable Mention: “Nodus Tollens” Madelyn Tuns, Crestwood Preparatory School


Grades 11 & 12

1. “The Michelin Man is Watching” Miki Simkins, Hillfield Strathallan College

2.  “A Year After the World Turned Gray” Akintade Asalu, Villanova College

3. “Six” Charles Jian, Crestwood Preparatory College

Honourable Mention: “The Year After: The Party Girl” Simi Ogunsola, Appleby College


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