Announcing the 2021 Junior National Champions

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Announcing the 2021 Junior National Champions

MONTRÉAL, QC, January 11, 2021 – Nine students have been named Canada’s top junior reciters in Poetry In Voice's 2021 junior recitation competition. 

These top-scoring students are awarded prizes for themselves and for their school libraries for the purchase of poetry books.  

The nine student winners are:

 

English Prize Stream

Titus Reimer won the first prize of $300 for the best combined score of two recitations in English, and $200 for the library of David Lloyd George Elementary School in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Pratyaksha Awasthi won the second prize of $200, and $200 for the library of H.T. Thrift Elementary School in Surrey, British Columbia. 


Digvijay Gill won the third prize of $100, and $200 for the library Morning Star Middle School in Mississauga, Ontario. 

 

Bilingual Prize Stream

Sabina Svoboda won the first prize of $300 for the best combined score of one recitation in English and one recitation in French, and $200 for the library of École des Pionniers-de-Maillardville in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.


Isla Blue Krause won the second prize of $200, and $200 for the library of École La Verendrye Immersion in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Gabrielle Sinor won the third prize of $100, and $200 for the library of Villa Sainte-Marcelline in Westmount, Quebec.

 

French Prize Stream

Marguerite Nigen won the first prize of $300 for the best combined score of two recitations in French, and $200 for the library of Villa Sainte-Marcelline in Westmount, Quebec. 


Kira Airey won the second prize of $200, and $200 for the library of West Island College in Calgary, Alberta.


Éva-Maude Hardy won the third prize of $100, and $200 for the library of École Tetreault in La Motte, Quebec.


 

Last Fall, students in grades 6, 7, and 8 from across the country participated in classroom and school contests by learning poems by heart from the Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie online anthology. Each school's champion entered the Junior Online Finals by submitting two recitation videos for consideration. The videos were judged and the winners were selected by a panel of 10 Canadian poets

 

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