Local student wins OC short story contest

Valerie Scott has won Okanagan College’s 3-Hour 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.

 

Just Posted

A future vision of a Kelowna neighbourhood

Kelowna city hall presents its latest version of a plan for the Capri-Landmark Centre area

Bracing for Kelowna enrolment spike

Catchment zones recommended for four south central schools

Study: Many cars don’t have winter tires

With a break in the winter in the snow in Kelowna, now is the time to get good tires

Highway conditions less than ideal this morning

Limited visibility, standing water, slippery sections: DriveBC report

Lake Country resident competes in Irish dance championship

Kelowna - Minirva McCarthy-Harley is dancing in the North American Irish Dance Championship

Hall of Fame enriched with class of 2017

Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame opens doors to six new inductees during ceremony Thursday

Trudeau mania, Scheer enthusiasm in B.C. this week

Prime minister, Conservative leader drop in on Surrey. White Rock

Forecasters promote avalanche safety awareness to kick off season

Avalanche Canada advising backcountry enthusiasts to get proper training and equipment.

Michaels: Existential crises and parenting

“Do you think, after all these years, we’re all just living in someone else’s head?”

B.C. church defaced with disturbing anti-Christian graffiti

Staff at Crossroads United Church reported the vandalism to police late last week

PayPal ordered to disclose business accounts to Canada Revenue Agency

Online payments company has 45 days to hand over information identifying its account holders

Federal government to boost treatment options for opioid drug users: minister

More than 2,800 people died last year as a result of the overdose crisis

Ambulance design changes urged after B.C. man falls out, dies

A coroner’s jury makes recommendations after hearing about death of Ebony Aaron Wood

Suspects in Penticton shooting caught on video

RCMP released CCTV video of a shooting incident at Fairhaven House

Most Read