The Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc held an oral only, local Spelling Bee in the auditorium of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 108, Leduc on Saturday April 21, 2012 starting at 1:00pm.
Four Leduc elementary schools each chose two Grade 5 students to be contestants. The participating schools were: Christian Covenant, Leduc Estates, Notre Dame, and Willow Park.
Contestants were identified by a numbered tag before the start of the competition.
After eliminations were completed, each contestant received: a Certificate of Participation, gifts, and a cash prize of varying amounts - according to his or her final placement. Ribbons were also awarded for First, Second and Third places.
The first place finisher was Madi of Notre Dame School, second place went to Noah of Willow Park School and third place was secured by Rayden of Notre Dame School.
The Leduc Optimists service club extends Congratulations to all the worthy contestants and Thanks to the schools and teachers in charge of recommending the students.
Appreciation is expressed to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 108, Leduc for providing the room, the Leduc Staples Business Depot for the gift of a Webster Canadian Dictionary/Thesaurus to each contestant and Leduc Radio (G8WAY) Community Radio for assistance with the audio system.
The contestants are lined up with their bags of goodies as Optimists Peggy and Ray hold the club banner.