We certainly have greatness in our midst here at the ASMS!  John Scholz, highly regarded teacher and writer, has been awarded “Runner Up” for the Overland Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize.  John entered his short fiction story ‘East West Tiger’ into the competition, was one of nine finalists, and has come out $500 richer! His story takes place in an outback/country petrol station and is about family, being valued, and a boy’s link to a new world.  John is not a stranger to success, as he has won the SA Writers’ Festival Short Story Award twice, and the EJ Brady Award.  We are so lucky to have John in our teaching team here and look forward to seeing more of his beautiful work published both in Australia and internationally.  Great job for winning second prize in this prestigious competition.