Fast on the heels of being hailed as runner up in the national Poetry by Heart Competition, Urmston Grammar’s Year 12 student, Beth Molyneux, has triumphed again. And not just once, but three times over!
Beth entered herself for this year’s Oxford German Olympiad and, over the half-term break at the end of May, she received a letter bearing the great news that she had been selected as the joint winner for her entry for the Year 12 and 13 ‘Colonial History’ category and that, furthermore, her entry for ‘Migrating Communities’ had been awarded runner-up. If this were not sufficient cause for celebration, the letter went on to inform Beth that she was the outright winner of the HC Artmann competition, where Beth produced a highly impressive creative response to Artmann’s poetry.
Katharina Laszio, coordinator of the Oxford German Network declared that Beth’s was “a truly wonderful achievement in our most competitive round of the Olympiad yet!” Beth has been invited to the prize-giving ceremony to take place in Oxford on Tuesday 22nd June.
(The Oxford German Network is an initiative by the German department of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford, dedicated to productive cross-cultural cooperation involving schools, cultural organisations, businesses, and policy-makers).