Young Post’s Best of the Month Awards for August: impressive letter about Nancy Pelosi, sound debate on tech in schools

  • Every month, we choose the best letters, debates and creative comments from our student readers
  • In August, our readers wrote eloquent letters, compelling debates and spooky responses – check out what they had to say
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Congratulations to all the inspiring student writers this month! Illustration: Shutterstock

The summer holiday has ended, and those of us at Young Post hope you have a fruitful school year ahead. In August, we received many thought-provoking and creative submissions from you, our readers. It’s time to celebrate your wonderful entries! Thank you for your dedication and support.

Winners will receive a certificate and a special YP notebook to encourage them in their writing journeys. We will contact students about their prizes.

Best Letter

Matthew Siu Man-sing from Diocesan Boys’ School wrote an incisive letter delving into the geopolitical flames triggered by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. It gives insight into how the United States and mainland China responded to the congresswoman’s trip and its potential impact on the elections in Taiwan in November.

Matthew Siu’s letter about Nancy Pelosi’s visit was well-researched and eloquent. Photo: Handout

Best Face Off

Elaine Lai from Valtorta College makes a compelling argument for how augmented reality and virtual worlds would be helpful for students. Her organised thoughts, backed with well-researched examples, showed how the metaverse could open a new door for education.

Elaine Lai argues that the metaverse could allow students to visit cultural heritage sites. Photo: Handout

Most Creative

Valerie Shek Sze-ai from Independent Schools Foundation shared her horrifying experience of visiting a haunted house – something she said she would never try again.

Valerie Shek also has us convinced not to go inside any haunted houses. Photo: Handout

Most Engaged School

St Paul’s Secondary School submitted a number of letters to Your Voice, covering diverse topics ranging from cyberbullying and weight discrimination to job scams in Southeast Asian countries.

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