Congratulations to Nina Thach, a Grade 12 student from Kildonan-East Collegiate, on being one of 12 students selected from across Canada as a semi-finalist for the 2019 National Poetry In Voice (PIV) Competition.
First, Nina joined two other KEC students, Kishaun Haffenden and Nhi Nguyen, in placing first in the Manitoba PIV Team Regional Competition, outperforming several other high school teams from across the province. Congratulations to Kishaun and Nhi, as well.
Then, Nina was selected to represent KEC in the online quarter-finals, and soon she will compete at the Winnipeg Art Gallery for a position in the finals to be held on April 25.
Each competitor will recite three poems from a selected list curated by the PIV team. The winner earns $5,000 for themselves and $1,000 for their school library! For more information about the competition, visit: www. poetryinvoice.com
Photo: (left to right) Nina Thach, Kishaun Haffenden, and Nhi Nguyen.