Young Post’s Best of the Month Awards for September: Intriguing insights on Iran and how to handle stress

  • Every month, we choose the best letters, debates, and creative comments from our student readers
  • Check out the most interesting, insightful, and heartfelt submissions we received this month
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This year we had a great start. 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

Anger management for teens is all the rage

Holly Wei from Kent School (US) shares her experience dealing with stress and anger and talks to a psychotherapist to find out whether rage rooms are useful for channeling tough emotions.

Edge of Democracy: Brazil’s 2022 General Elections

Ana Clara Lopes from Paraná’s State School and Sócrates Souto Nonino de Carvalho from Júlia Wanderley State School did a good job in examining Brazil’s 2022 General Elections. They talk about the dangers of the country’s current president, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro.

Best Face Off

Valerie Shek from Independent Schools Foundation is our best debater this month on whether it should be mandatory to study a foreign language at school. She backed the benefits of being multilingual with statistics and studies, making her arguments very convincing.

Most Creative

Sam Ng Ho-lam from Christian Alliance SC Chan Memorial College shares he would make good use of an extra day off from school to volunteer at a recovery centre for cancer patients and a heartfelt reason behind it, wins the Most Creative this month.

Best Insight

This year we decided to add a new category to recognise efforts for students’ contributions to our new page about current news and reflections - The Lens.

And our inaugural winner for Best Insight goes to Joshua Chan from Carmel Secondary School! His reflections on the ongoing protests in Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini touches on the importance of gender equality and giving women the rights they deserve.

Most Engaged School

Pui Kiu College made more than 60 submissions to our Top10 and Your Voice pages, and four of them have been published. Keep it up!

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