Congratulations to Coco Neumann and Krystal Pierce in Year 9 who both entered the youth slam poetry competition as part of the Byron Writers Festival 2019. Both girls were highly commended for their powerful poems. Krystal wrote ‘I Have a Dream’ about how her generation has been given the huge responsibility of dealing with global problems, while Coco wrote ‘Dear Cancer’ as a way to express her love for someone special and to let go of a story that had been buried deep inside. The girls performed with such passion, anger, love and depth of feeling that the judges deliberated for quite a while, before awarding first prize to Coco, including a trophy, $500 and a chance to speak on ABC radio. We are so proud of both girls for sharing their talents! Well done Coco and Krystal!