HS West Student Takes First in Essay Contest

HS West Student Takes First in Essay Contest photo
High School West student Carolyn Qu won first place in the nonfiction division of the Writing for Peace essay contest for her piece on “The South Korean Suicide Epidemic.” Her essay will be featured in the 2018 issue of DoveTales, an international journal of the arts.

Writing for Peace is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating empathy through education and creative writing to develop a foundation of compassion on which to build a more peaceful world. Students were encouraged to write an essay about an unfamiliar culture and explore social, political and environmental pressures, and universal themes.