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"Harness That Potential": Youth Literary Derby Finalist Gives Back

Avery Kirkpatrick

When 12-year-old Avery Kirkpatrick finished in 2nd place in Bill Galvin and Tom Rankin’s Youth Literary Derby, and earned a nice cash prize for doing so,

did she spend her new-found wealth on iTunes or at Tim Hortons, like many her age would? No, she didn’t. Instead, the aspiring equestrienne from Bomanville, Ontario put the money toward bringing her idol, two-time Canadian Olympian, Jessica Phoenix, to her elementary school, to give an inspirational speech to her and her schoolmates. By Melissa Keith



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