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P.A. student wins national essay writing prize

P.A. student wins national essay writing prize
Katie Tolley, a Carlton Comprehensive High School student, won a $500 prize in a national Black History Month essay writing contest. (Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald)

A Prince Albert student is one of 30 from across Canada chosen as a winner in the RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition.

In preparation for Canada’s 150th birthday, RBC asked students to reflect on the contribution of black Canadians over the past 150 years and what we can learn going forward.

Thirty winners were chosen, including three top prizes.

Katie Tolley, a student at Carlton Comprehensive High School, was one of the 27 students who won a $500 scholarship prize.

“Katie’s essay was written with much thought and insight,” said Darcy Martin, Regional Vice President for RBC in North Saskatchewan. In a media release.

“I enjoyed very much reading her submission about Lawrence Hill, and it has inspired me personally to pick up more of Hill’s books. We could not be more pleased to have this community represented through Katie as one of our scholarship winners.”

For more on this story, please see the March 2 edition of the Daily Herald.