Lily Tibbitts entered a competition organised by International Rotary for budding young writers.
The teenager, a student at James Calvert Spence College, won the seniors category in the Rotary District 1030 regional stage and will now go to the national finals.
Eddie Critchlow, president of the Rotary Club of Amble & Warkworth, said: “Rotary is very keen to support and encourage the next generation and in Lily Tibbitts we have a shining example of talent and attitude.
"Her parents, family and school have every reason to be very proud of her achievements and Rotary Amble & Warkworth wish Lily every possible success.”
Rotary secretary Alan Davies added: “It is important our community recognises young people with ability and determination to succeed. Lily exemplifies that and we are all very proud of her.”
Last summer she achieved an amazing eight grade 9s in her GCSE exams.