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Gabriel Birman wins writing award

Upper Canada College student Gabriel Birman was honoured with a Silver Key award from the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers for his Grade 9 history essay on investigating the effectiveness of Japanese redress.

Birman’s work was recommended by UCC history teacher Michael Mirkovich and was recognized by a panel of creative professionals as being among the most outstanding work submitted among his peers. More than 300,000 works were submitted to the New York City-based Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and only the top 40 per cent received some level of recognition (Gold Key, Silver Key or honourable mention).

The awards have been presented for 92 years and some notable writers who received them as teenagers include Sylvia Plath, Stephen King and Truman Capote.

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