This weekend, Handsworth student Ross Manara won the youth division of North Shore Writers' Association short story contest. Currently a Grade 12 student at Handsworth, Ross is also a member of Argyle Secondary’s Digital Media Academy (DMA) program.
His story, "Sherbert's Last Stand" is about a horse that attacks a glue factory. Here is what one of the judges wrote about it:
"The story takes place in an alternate universe where horses are persecuted by extremist anti-horse missionaries; set against a futuristic neo-classical civilization. Self-referential touches made me laugh, with excellent use of irony, black humour and sly satire of the politics of extremism."
Ross was presented with the award on Saturday evening (April 21, 2018) at the NSWA Writers' Festival reception at the West Vancouver Memorial Library.
On behalf of the North Vancouver School District, congratulations on your achievement!