Highly Commended Short Stories from Story Contest 2018 #1 - Sub-Junior


International Short Story Writing Competition for School Children

Story Contest 2018 #1 : Other than the winning entries, our judges found some stories to be of very good quality, though they did not quite make it into the best three. These highly commended stories were written by the following authors. We congratulate them also, since their stories show promise and talent.

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Highly Commended – Sub-junior Category

Aisha Binti Ahmad Shahriman

Name: Aisha Binti Ahmad Shahriman
Age: 7 years
School: Sri KDU Primary School
Country: Malaysia
Story Title: The Magic Horn
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Aisha Ahmad Shahriman is a primary 2 student of Sri KDU Primary School that is located on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In her free time, Aisha likes to do activities that allow her to use her creativity such as drawing, storytelling or doing art projects. In the evening, she likes to play either football or badminton with her sister. Aisha wants to be a designer when she grows up as she loves to create beautiful things.



Alia Binti Ahmad Shahriman

Name: Alia Binti Ahmad Shahriman
Age: 9 years
School: Sri KDU Primary School
Country: Malaysia
Story Title: The Wise Boy
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Alia Binti Ahmad Shahriman is 10 years old, she is studying in Sri KDU Primary School in Malaysia. She enjoys reading, acting, singing and baking. Alia’s dream is to become an established and famous interior designer. She loves spaces that are neat, clean, and organized as it helps to get her creative juices flowing; she draws inspirations for her designs through her love of organizing. Alia likes to make people happy through her designs and creates spaces where people feel relaxed and comfortable.



Amir Ridzuan Bahari

Name: Amir Ridzuan Bahari
Age: 9 years
School: Sri KDU Primary School
Country: Malaysia
Story Title: Animaltopia
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Ten year old Amir RidzuanBahari was born in Southampton, UK. Now he lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He studies in Sekolah Rendah Sri KDU (which is the best school ever). Science is his favorite subject and wants to pursue it in his future career. His dream is to discover the next element in the periodic table. Reading (partially because of his mother) and running (long distance) are his hobbies. He is also interested in other sports such as taekwondo, artistic gymnastics, and athletics (i.e. long-jump, short-putt and hurdles). He also enjoys music and currently learning piano and violin.



Avery Cheng

Name: Avery Cheng
Age: 9 years
School: Dr. R.E. McKechnie Elementary
Country: Canada
Story Title: The Angel Fountain
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Avery Cheng lives in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. She currently attends Dr. R.E. McKechnie Elementary School. Avery loves to read, draw, and write, and her favourite book is Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery. Her ambition is to become a successful doctor. She lives at home with her loving mom, dad, and active brother Nathan. Avery loves traveling, hiking, skiing, and camping. Avery is a busy girl. She participates in many activities such as soccer, swimming, and field hockey. Avery enjoys playing the piano too!



Bibire Mohammed

Name: Bibire Mohammed
Age: 8 years
School: St Mary's International Schools, Ilorin
Country: Nigeria
Story Title: The Great Escape
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Bibire Mohammed is a very active boy and dives quite literally head first into every activity he applies himself to. He has just begun to take the time to write down his thoughts and ideas and he does so with an intense focus and desire to win. This is his first story ever but he promises to keep writing until he does.



Chidinma Chidi-Egboka

Name: Chidinma Chidi-Egboka
Age: 7 years
School: St Mary's International Schools, Ilorin
Country: Nigeria
Story Title: Big For Nothing Saves The Day
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Chidinma Chidi-Egboka loves to tell stories and when she was challenged to write one down, she went all out to get it right. She wants to be a lawyer when she grows up and she can't wait to get to university. She is an excellent writer and is proud of her clear, beautiful handwriting. This is her first major story and she hopes to write much more in the future.



Gazala Amjad Habibi

Name: Gazala Amjad Habibi
Age: 8 years
School: The Indian High School, Dubai
Country: UAE
Story Title: A Cuddle of Joy
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Gazala Habibi is an enthusiastic child studying in the Indian High school, Dubai in grade 4. Her ambition is to become an astronaut when she grows up as she is always curious to know about space and the outer world. Her hobbies include reading, swimming and art. She also likes to participate in various competitions and display her reading and oratory skills. She has also been awarded with the Super Reader Award for her reading skills. She is an inquisitive child and her dream is to visit France and go on the top of Eiffel tower.



James Odefemi

Name: James Odefemi
Age: 8 years
School: St Mary's International Schools, Ilorin
Country: Nigeria
Story Title: Akin Learns to Dance
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James Odefemi is 8 years old and a very hardworking boy. He is the youngest in his class and makes it a point to do everything better, bigger and more than his mates. He has a wonderful imagination which he expresses in his drawings and stories. He also loves to dance especially hip hop. He has published two of his stories and is super happy to be Highly Commended for Akin Learns to Dance.



Jethro Azzopardi Duca

Name: Jethro Azzopardi Duca
Age: 7 years
School: St.Clare's Collage, San Gwann Primary, San Gwann
Country: Malta
Story Title: Cheeky The Monkey
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Jethro goes to San Ġwann Primary School, St. Clare College in Malta. He likes his school and learning.  His favourite subject is Maths. He likes all kinds of sports and practices gymnastics, karate and handball. He enjoys dancing and music. He also likes reading all kinds of books. His favourite books are Horrid Henry, Geronimo Stilton and books about animals and dinosaurs. He wants to be a ninja when he grows up.



Mir Faraz

Name: Mir Faraz
Age: 7 years
School: The Winchester School, Jebel Ali, Dubai
Country: UAE
Story Title: Everyone Needs a Friend
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Mir is a 3rd year student at The Winchester School Jebel Ali, Dubai. Mir is a keen reader and is the Reading Ambassador of his school. It takes great pleasure in spreading the love of written word amongst his peers. Mir excels in academics as well as extracurricular activities like public speaking and creative writing. He loves to innovate and think out of the box. Also, close to his heart is the desire to give back to the planet and community. Mir aims to be an Architect and design structures which are not only unique in appearance but are green and sustainable.



Zuha

Name: Zuha
Age: 8 years
School: Nobles International School-Petro Rabigh
Country: Saudi Arabia
Story Title: The Bird with the Injured Wing
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