Local Student Wins National Remembrance Essay Contest

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North Cavan student Kaitlyn Dutrisac’s essay took top prize in last year’s Remembrance Literary Contest.


The Canadian Legion offers a variety of youth programs designed to instil leadership, teamwork, duty and remembrance into young people across the country.  The remembrance activities are designed to educate youth about the high cost of our freedom; that it cost many young lives like their own.  One of their youth programs is an annual competition for poster design and the creation of poems and essays with a remembrance theme.  Competition begins at the legion branch level where legion members judge the submissions.  There are cash prizes for the top three winners, with first place entries moving on to higher levels of competition, progressing through District and Provincial contests to the final, Dominion level.

Last year, North Cavan Grade 6 student Kaitlyn Dutrisac’s essay entitled “Canada’s Indigenous Soldiers” won top national prize in the Junior category.

The Remembrance Poster and Literary contest is open to all students.  Some schools introduce the program to their students and encourage participation, but anyone can participate, bringing their submission to the Millbrook Legion at 9 King St. East in the village.   This year’s deadline is November 15th.

Competition categories include colour poster, black and white poster, an essay or poem.  Contestants are divided into grade categories following the school designations.  The primary group includes grades one through three; the junior category grades four through six; intermediate consists of grades seven through nine and the senior level includes grades ten through twelve.

Millbrook Legion members are delighted with Kaitlyn’s success.  Congratulations, Kaitlyn!  KG

Legion winning essay- Kaitlyn D

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