This fall secondary school students from 14 of Waterloo Region District School Board’s high schools entered the HeForShe writing contest hosted in collaboration with the University of Waterloo. Participants were asked to write on the personal and public role of allies, within the larger context of gender equity. WRDSB received 85 entries in the three categories of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.

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. Additional WRDSB contributions will be published as honourable mentions in the anthology for a total of 10 contributions from our secondary student writers.

We surprised each of our winners by visiting them at their schools.

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

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