Young literature talents blossom

Sai Gon Giai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Education and Training (DoET) November 15 gave awards to pupils at the 10th annual “Prudential - Good Essay, Good Writing” contest.

After ten years, the contest has drawn much inspiration from schools and learners.

The deputy head of Nguyen Du Junior School in Go Vap District, said the school tried to encourage pupils to take part in the contest because “Prudential - Good Essay, Good Writing” is a “helpful playground.”

Ms Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, head of the Organizing and Personal Department of the city's Party Committee, gives an award to seventh grader Nguyen Hoang Xuan Chieu from Tran Quoc Toan Secondary School, District 9 ( Photo: SGGP)

At the contest, teachers and pupils were eager to listen to the results. An influx of parents, teachers and friends of winners November 15 brought teddy bears, flowers and presents to the HCMC-based Youth Cultural House to congratulate those on stage.

Audiences seemed speechless on seeing dances performed to illustrate the quality of the winning essays, especially given the age of the writers.

Tran Nguyen Linh, a teacher from Binh Quoi Tay Primary School, Binh Thanh District, took two of his students to the ceremony, saying that taking part in the award ceremony, he felt the contest’s message of humanity.

Deputy Editor-in-chief of SGGP, Le Thanh Dai, stressed in an era of technology, writing skills seemed to receive less attention but the contest proved schoolers were still interested in literature.

Meanwhile, deputy head of DoET, Nguyen Hoai Chuong, thanked the support of Prudential Vietnam over the past ten years.

Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, head of the Organizing and Personal Department of the city's Party Committee, said the contest had contributed to the education sector in training pupils literature and writing skills. It helps create good conditions for contest winners – “precious treasures of the country” – to develop further.

In the 8th and 9th grade category: Ninth grade student Nguyen Thi Thao Ngan of Hong Bang Secondary School, District 5, won first prize; Le Thuy Khanh of Saigon Practice High School, District 5, won second prize; Le Truc Anh and Tran Ngoc My Linh from the high schools of Nguyen Du, Go Vap District, and Le Quy Don, District 3, shared third place.
 
‘Encouragement’ prizes went to Pham Hong Ngoc from Phuoc Binh Junior School, District 9; Tran Le Minh Truc of Le Van Tam, Binh Thanh District; and Le Phuc Duy An of Dang Tran Con, Tan Phu District.
 
In the 6th and 7th category: The top prize went to seventh grader Nguyen Hoang Xuan Chieu, from Tran Quoc Toan Secondary School, District 9; followed by Nguyen Ngoc Kim Phung from Doc Lap High School.
 
Phan Thi Thanh Tuyen and Tran Vu Thu from the high schools of Nguyen Du, Go Vap District, and Colette, District 3, captured third prize.
 
Three encouragement prizes were given to Nguyen Hoang Xuan Nhi of Nguyen An Khuong Secondary School in Hoc Mon District; Vu Nguyen Dan Vy of Le Quy Don Junior School, District 3; and Pham Thu Giang Huong of Nguyen Huu Tho Junior School, District 7. 

By Doanh Doanh - Translated by Ngoc Anh

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