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Toronto Catholic District School Board

​2018 Young Author Awards/ Prix jeunes écrivans 

Congratulations to all the TCDSB students who were selected as official winners in this year's Ontario English Catholuc Teacher Association annual young authors awards! 

The awards celebrate the writing talents and accomplishments of students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, who submit short stories, poems, and nonfiction articles written in either English or French.

There are three levels of competition: School, Unit, and Provincial. The first place winners at the School level advance to the Unit level and the first place winners in each Unit advance to the Provincial competition.

The first place winners at the School level advance to the unit level, and a collection of the winning entries is published in book form each year. The following winning TCDSB students will have their respective works published in this year's book: 

Young Authors Awards 


Grades 9 – 10 

Stefania Mattarucco, Loretto Abbey CSS

Poem: Then and Now


Grades 11 - 12

Alicia Phen, Mary Ward CSS

Story: Plain White Bred


Katrina Agbayani, Loretto Abbey CSS

Poem: Blunt Force Object


Prix jeunes écrivans


Grades 5 – 6 

Julia de Leon, St. Cyril Catholic School

Nonfiction: Les femmes influents et fortes dans l’histoire


Grades 9 – 10

Arpsima Aziz, Mary Ward CSS

Poem: Les épines d’une rose


Vianna Vaitkus, Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts

Nonfiction: Le quartier de Parkdale: Pas parfait mais prestigieux!


Grades 11 – 12

Taylor Bligh Torreon, Loretto Abbey CSS

Poem: Où est-ce que je me vois?


Jacob William Swist, Bishop Allen Academy

Poem: Journée de l’inspection


Rosamaria Conenna, Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts

Nonfiction: Le danse thérapie et son effet au domaine medical