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

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.