Young Post’s Best of the Month Awards for October: autism awareness, changing the colour of mosquitoes and more

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  • Every month, we choose the best letters, debates, and creative comments from our student readers
  • In October, our readers wrote thought-provoking letters, compelling debates and creative responses – check out what they had to say
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Congratulations to our winners! Photo: Shutterstock

It’s time to celebrate all the wonderful entries we received in October! We received so many thought-provoking and creative submissions from you, our readers. 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

Everyone should learn more about autism: Elson Tan Shengzhao from Hong Kong Adventist Academy wrote a heartfelt letter detailing his experiences with autism, ADHD and depression. He shares how important it is to make sure pupils struggling with social difficulties are not alone, and that everyone deserves to be welcomed and respected.

Ballet should be for everyone: Zoey Wong from St Paul’s Secondary School wrote a letter in which she debunks the stereotype that ballet is not for boys, saying that male ballet dancers should be encouraged to chase their dreams.

Best Face Off

Samantha Yeung from The King’s School, Canterbury (UK) is our best debater last month for her argument on whether Singapore is surpassing Hong Kong’s competitiveness. She did her research on the debate and compared the two cities according to relevant policies, making her argument sound and strong.

Most Creative

Eunice Lee Yat-kiu from SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School shared her interesting thought on changing the colour of mosquitoes to a bright red to help people swat them away easily.

Best Insight

Clarisse Poon from St Paul’s Co-educational College offered the best insight on current news last month on the issue of Elon Musk acquiring Twitter. The student was critical of the power Musk would wield following his decision to buy the social media giant.

Most Engaged School

STFA Tam Pak Yu College has made 16 submissions to our Top 10 and Your Voice pages, sharing thoughts on the best fictional villains and earliest childhood memories.

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