Canadian Heroes


Dozens of Canadian students took the time to tell us about their heroes. And the judges in the Canadian Heroes Essay Contest had the pleasure of reading a wide variety of stories about inspiring and fascinating Canadians.

It was hard to choose winners from a pool of excellent entries. But after much
consideration, the judges have selected a series of winning essays, plus several
honourable mentions.

You can read the winning essays in Grades 5-8 and Grades 9-12 category here in SNN. The winning entries in the Grades 1-4 category were all written in French so you can read those in the current issue of RDR. The rest of the entries will be published online in the fall.

Congratulations to the winning authors and to everyone who entered the contest!

Grades 5-8

First place: "Miss Gentile" by Amanda Ruiz, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Second place: "Nellie McClung" by Megan McAndrew, Collingwood, Ontario

Third Place: "Lucy Maud Montgomery" by Cora McKenzie, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba

Honourable Mention: "Terry Fox" by Suman Lakhi, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Grades 9-12

First place: "My father - Ronald Paul Latour" by Laura Latour, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Second place: "My Mom" by Émilie Marcotte, Saskatchewan

Third Place: "Hero Sandwich" by Jacqueline Roy, Regina, Saskatchewan

Honourable Mention: "Elvis Stojko" by Krystle Capuska, Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba

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