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8 February 2012 / PUPILS WIN YOUNG WRITERS COMPETITION

Maddie Wilshire, 15, from Redruth, took first place in the senior category and Harriet Lord, 14, from Falmouth, came first in the intermediate section, Joy Hunneyball, 14, from St Agnes, came second and Anna Simmonds, 13, from Camborne, came third.

The girls were presented with their awards at a school assembly attended by competition organiser Richard Lingham and judges Truro Boscawen Rotary Club President Steve Todd, his wife Demelza Todd and Radio Cornwall Assistant Editor Daphne Skinnard.

"Competitors had to write on the theme of ‘Dreams of Olympic Proportion' and the standard of entries was very high which made choosing winners very difficult," said Mr Lingham. "This is the first year that the competition has been held and we're delighted that it has gone so well."

All the Truro High winners were surprised by their success.

"I wrote the story back in the autumn and had completely forgotten about it," said Maddie Wilshire. "I love writing and am really pleased that the judges liked my story."

"I didn't realise that Mum had entered me," said Joy Hunneyball. "I wrote about the Roman Olympics."

All the winners were given certificates and book vouchers. Maddie Wilshire and Harriet Lord's entries will now go forward to the Devon and Cornwall competition stage.

Ends 08 February 2012

Photo (by Bernie Pettersen)

L to R: Demelza Todd, Truro Boscawen Rotary Club President Steve Todd, Maddie Wilshire, Harriet Lord, Anna Simmonds, Joy Hunneyball, Daphne Skinnard and Richard Lingham

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