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LPSD students spell their way to the top

The Lloydminster Public School Division has held its annual Division-wide spelling bee finals.

Following 10 school-wide spelling bees at all the schools of the LPSD, a number of finalists competed in the annual Division championship spelling bee on Friday, March 4th at College Park School.

Initially, each middle and elementary years class held its own classroom competition for the students in Grades 4 through 9. The top speller in each class then competed against the other classroom winners of their age-group, either elementary or middle school.

After the school-wide competitions, the top 2 spellers from each elementary school and the top 3 spellers from each of the middle schools moved on to represent their schools in the final event.

“Not only do the participants improve their vocabulary, they are able to break down words and understand meaning in related words,” says Shella Stewart, Teacher Librarian at Barr Colony School and Winston Churchill School.

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Stewart added that spelling bees also enhance a student’s confidence in public speaking and communicating.

Grade 6 student, Gia Maharaj of College Park School was the champion for the elementary level, and grade 8 student, Herman Aamir, also of College Park School, was the champion for the middle school level.

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