The Oban Times - - Districts -

KIN­LOCHLEVEN High School pupil Holly Bald­win has won the Ro­tary Club of Lochaber best es­say award.

The third-year stu­dent’s win­ning es­say, What to do about the Lone­li­ness of Oth­ers, is a sen­si­tive short story about two strangers in a crowded cof­fee shop shar­ing a bond of com­mon hu­man­ity.

Head teacher Re­becca Machin said: ‘Her story ex­plored the need for hu­man con­tact, the need for recog­ni­tion and how we can add so much mean­ing to each oth­ers lives if we just slow down and no­tice the peo­ple around us.’

The two joint run­ners up, Bethany Duffy and Aaron Aitken, both in S3, are also from Kin­lochleven High School.

The club’s an­nual writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion in­vites en­tries from the four Lochaber high schools and this year’s topic was Ac­tions Speak Louder than Words.

All three pupils re­ceived their awards at a Ro­tary lunch last Wed­nes­day.

Left to right: Bethany Duff y, Aaron Aitken and Holly Bald­win.

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