Stephen Evans a first year student from Colaiste na Trocaire was recently informed that his short story 'The Sheriff of Listowel won 1st prize in the under 16 Creative Writing competition in Listowel Writers' Week 2012. Stephen was delighted with his achievement and will be presented with his prize of 175 euro at the Official Opening of Writers' Week on Wednesday 30th May in the Listowel Arms Hotel. He will be joined on the night by his family and also his English teacher Ms Jackie Holly and Deputy Principal Ms Lorna Bunyan. On Thrsday 31st May, the Winners' Readings will take place in St. John's Theatre Listowel. Stephen was inspired to write this story as his Grandad comes from Kerry and he said he always acted like the Sheriff of Listowel.