The Third Recipient of the Timothy S. Johnston Future Writer Award

The Recipient of the 2020 Timothy S. Johnston Future Writer Award

And the winner is …

On 11 December 2020, I presented the Third Annual Timothy S. Johnston Future Writer Award to Megan Einwiller, a recent London South Collegiate Institute graduate. Megan is a talented writer who, in Grade 12 Creative Writing, University Preparation (ECW 4U1), excelled in the Mystery and Thriller genres. Megan’s teacher, Ms. Gracena Gray, selected her for the award and said her signature work was of a police detective on a mission to locate her partner’s killer. “She is a dedicated and engaged student who takes risks in her writing.”

I applaud Megan and wish her all the best in her future endeavors. She is currently studying Veterinary Technology and I truly hope she continues to write creatively. On Friday, Megan received her diploma and the award, which consists of a cash prize, a framed certificate, TSJ books, and swag.

Congratulations to Megan! The future is yours to conquer, and I know you will work hard.  Achieving our dreams is a struggle — it is never easy — and takes discipline and diligence.  I know you will continue to give it your all.  Way to go!

— Timothy S. Johnston, 12 December 2020

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