The Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc held their 3rd annual Spelling Bee on Saturday, April 26th in the auditorium of the Leduc Legion. A total of eleven Grade 5 students (one of the scheduled 12 students was unable to attend); from six Leduc elementary schools, competed in an oral contest to demonstrate their spelling skills. It was educational and enjoyable for all in attendance.
*The contestants were identified solely by randomly assigned numbered tags.
*This Bee differs from others in that competitors are eliminated only after a third spelling error. This allows for them to get over any initial nervousness.
*All contestants received framed Participation Certificates, some donated gifts and varying cash prizes according to final placement. First, Second and Third Place ribbons were awarded to those finishing in those positions.
to the students, schools, teachers, parents, guardians, family, friends and other attendees.
This event is always open to anyone who wishes to attend.
Appreciation is extended to all the Optimist members who helped to set up and run the event.
SPECIAL THANKS To:
The LEDUC LEGION BRANCH 108 (for use of the auditorium)
LEDUC RADIO - G8Way Community Radio (for use and set up of the sound system)
CANADIAN TIRE LEDUC (for providing some gifts for each contestant)
During some of the spelling action
The terrific contestants at the end with their goody bags
(from left to right) The smiling 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place finishers
The First Place finisher (who happened to wear tag #1) beside our scoreboard