|Corinna Keefe (right) celebrates her Catholic Young Writer Award |
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Despite her many school commitments, Corinna found the time to compose a poem on Newman which the judges described as, ‘very graceful and touching and a clear winner of the Award.’
To seek a shaft of sun amid a grubby world
I followed turns which turned again
On maps stained with a million paths –
I ended lost in smoke and glass.
Joanna Bogle from The Keys Award Committee commented: “We chose a Newman theme for this year's Award, to link with the great events of his beatification and the Papal Visit. It offered young people a chance to think quite deeply and to reflect on the message of John Henry Newman's life – Corinna's poem showed that she had done this and it was a clear winner among all the entries."”