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In Brief: Essay winners to be announced

In Brief: Essay winners to be announced

Winners of the first annual Mark Twain Essay Writing Contest will be announced Saturday in an awards ceremony at the US Embassy presided over by US Ambassador Carol Rodley and Secretary of State for Education, Youth and Sports Mak Van. The contest, which was created by the embassy’s Public Affairs Office to encourage Cambodian high school students to “explore the wonders of creative writing” was announced to five local high schools in March, the embassy said in a media statement. Entrants were  asked to write a fictional story with a moral lesson in Khmer, between three and seven pages in length, More than 130 essays were submitted, of which six were selected for certificates and prizes. A further 11 students will also receive a certificate of honourable mention. All entrants are invited to the prize giving at the embassy next Saturday at 9am.

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