Spellers rich with knowledge and $

On Wednesday, January 18, braving temperatures of -48 degrees Celcius,

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On Wednesday, January 18, braving temperatures of -48 degrees Celcius, bus cancellations and cars not wanting to start up—14 grade 6 /7 students competed for the title of McLeod’s 1st Annual Canspell 2012 top speller.  The top three finalists (Sara Derksen 3rd place, Will Pippy 2nd Place and first time champion Jane Kanary) — kept audience members on the edge of their seats.

The spelliing bee was held to declare the top speller representing  Vanderhoof’s W.L. McLeod Elementary.  Grade 7 student Jane Kanary (champion speller and winner of $100) will now be heading to the official Canspell regional bee  in Prince George, March 3.  She will be competing with students from all over the region for a grand prize of $5,000 and an all expense paid trip to further compete in Toronto.

 

Congratulations to all of the spellers who took part in the bee! We are so very proud of all of you!  Mrs. Fraser and Mm. Stier would like to thank guest judges Trudy Kaffanke, Leanne O’Brien and master of ceremonies (principal) Libby Hart.

 

 

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