Tata­m­agouche teen wins Le­gion poetry con­test


TATA­M­AGOUCHE, N.S. – When it came to writ­ing some­thing about Re­mem­brance Day, Emily Esau had no trou­ble.

The 15-year-old Tata­m­agouche Re­gional Academy stu­dent wrote a poem about re­mem­brance that earned her a first-place cer­tifi­cate from the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion in the vil­lage.

“I thought about my un­cle Jerry, who was a peace­keeper, when I was writ­ing,” she said.

“It wasn’t hard to write be­cause I like to ap­pre­ci­ate the veter­ans. I have a huge re­spect for the mil­i­tary and what they’ve done.”

She finds writ­ing poetry easy once she gets a flow go­ing, and she and her friends share their writ­ing with one an­other.

“I write about things that mean some­thing to me,” she said. “It’s a good way to ex­press things.”

Emily knows most of the Tata­m­agouche Le­gion mem­bers and was pleased to see how proud they were of her. She said that en­cour­ages her to keep writ­ing.


Re­mem­brance Day poetry con­test win­ner, Emily Esau, from Tata­m­agouche Re­gional Academy, was pre­sented with a cer­tifi­cate by mem­bers of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Branch 64, Tata­m­agouche. From left, Alan Fa­hey, Emily Esau, Frank Beck and Mary­lou Mackay.

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