Literary Success Abounds in High School

Congratulations to four WAB High School students, who earned top international and local awards for their writing and served as panelists at an international literary festival in Beijing.

Grade 12 student Alinnah Qiao earned three Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards – two gold award and one silver - for three different pieces. Writers submitted more than 346,000 entries worldwide. Past winners include Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, and Stephen King. Read Alinnah's award-winning story, "Promises."

Here in Beijing, two high school students have taken home prizes for their writing work in the LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition. Grade 11 student Tina Sang won first prize in Group IV (16-18 years old) for her story, "Mrs. Loser." Classmate Rachel Lim won a complimentary prize for her entry, "The Ostrich."

Tina was also part of a pair of students who were invited to participate in the annual Beijing Bookworm Literary Festival. Inkbeat Literary Journal invited Tina and Grade 12 student Ollie Vickers to be part of the Young Writer's Panel at the event. Both are regular contributors to the journal, publishing poetry and short stories. Tina also does her best to spread creative writing in the community, having co-founded a club called PenDance and contributing to publications such as beijingkids and Unit-E.

To find out more about student projects and learning in our High School, visit the Learn page.