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Finalist: 16-18 year olds

Lily Nicholson

Happy days
16-18 year olds

My mum beams when she’s happy. I love the way her green eyes sparkle and her cheeks glow. Her goofy laugh and childish sense of humour make people smile. I admire my mum because she’s so selfless. She tries hard every day to help other people, often putting them before herself. I’m most happy when I see my mum happy, because she so deserves it. At the beach on a hot summer’s day is where my mum is completely in her element, where you can see her joie de vivre. I wanted to showcase that in my piece.