The author, Alicia Viljoen, is a pupil at Duineveld High School in Uppington, Northern Cape.
She has qualified for the national finals of the Anglo American and Sowetan Young Communicators Award.
Senior provincial education department officials serve as this popular Aggrey Klaaste Nation Building Foundation youth development programme's regional coordinators.
Three provincial heats have already been held in Gauteng, Northern Cape and Western Cape.
The next six regional eliminations are due to take place in Bloemfontein, Free State, tomorrow; Polokwane, Limpopo, on May 3; East London, Eastern Cape, on May 10; Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, on May 17; Mmabatho, North West, on May 24 and in Durban, KwaZulu- Natal, on May 31.
The finals will be held in Johannesburg on June 14.