Dover Bay Secondary School student Hareem Masroor meets Prime Minister Stephen Harper during Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa last month.

Winning essay

NANAIMO – Hareem Masroor won a national essay writing contest for Remembrance Day.

Dover Bay Secondary School student Hareem Masroor meets Prime Minister Stephen Harper during Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa last month.

Masroor won a national essay contest hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion and travelled to Ottawa to represent the youth of Canada by placing a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Masroor, who is studying for a bachelor of science degree at Vancouver Island University, will have her essay displayed at the war museum in Ottawa.

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