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Local student wins OC short story contest

A Kelowna woman has become this year’s regional winner of Okanagan College’s 3-Hour Short Story contest.

Valerie Scott, who is enrolled in Okanagan College’s writing and publishing diploma program, won the Central Okanagan regional award for her story, entitled Ruby Tuesday.

Scott was among 54 students who took part in this year’s contest, which took place simultaneously at all four campuses on Nov. 24.

“It’s been great to see students stretching themselves creatively through this process,” said Jeremy Beaulne, chair of the English department. “The pressure of the short time frame helps people realize just how much they can accomplish.”

The contest was open to Grade 11 and 12 high school students, and those enrolled at Okanagan College.

Each regional winner received a $250 tuition fee credit.

 

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