Passaglia wins essay competition

A graduating student at Terry Fox secondary won the Coquitlam Optimist Club’s essay contest.

A graduating student at Terry Fox secondary won the Coquitlam Optimist Club’s essay contest.

Ashley Passaglia, a Grade 12 student at the Port Coquitlam school, clinched the top prize and $100 for her writing based on the theme “When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary.”

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Her words will advance to the Pacific Northwest District level.

Second place went to Ray Zheng while Mark Dao took the third spot.

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