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Eighth grader wins national UPU letter-writing contest

Update: May, 11/2015 - 07:56

Truong Hai Nam, an eighth grader from Le Huu Lap secondary school in Thanh Hoa province, won the 44th Universal Postal Union (UPU)'s International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People in Viet Nam.. — Photo vnpost.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Truong Hai Nam, an eighth grader from Le Huu Lap secondary school in Thanh Hoa province, won the 44th Universal Postal Union (UPU)'s International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People in Viet Nam.

Nam surpassed 9,000 candidates in this year's UPU competition, entitled "Tell Us About the World You Want to Grow Up in".

In his letter, Nam took the role of the little girl in Hans Christian Andersen's famous story Little Match Girl and wrote to the author expressing her wishes to grow up in a caring world where the girl's tragedy could never happen. The coherent and moving letter has been translated into French and submitted to the UPU in Switzerland as the only Vietnamese entry to the international contest, according to the competition's management board in Viet Nam.

At the award-presentation ceremony held in the northern province of Hai Duong on Saturday, three second prizes, five third prizes and 30 consolation prizes were also presented. An additional 10 sub-prizes were awarded to ethnic and disabled young writers.

Additionally, four students claiming first and second places received the "Creative Youth" medal from the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union. — VNS

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