Friday, January 27, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Bee-ing a spelling champion

Sunningdale School holds second annual spelling bee for Family Literacy Day
Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald
Daniel Cowan, Grade 3 student, spells a word during
the Sunningdale School Spelling Bee on Friday. He
won the Grade 3 portion with the winning word of ‘surface.’

By Lisa Goudy

Whispers of excitement echoed in the Sunningdale School as students, many dressed in yellow and black, waited for the school spelling bee to start.

As soon as it did, the chatter died down to silence. One by one, each student finalist stepped up to the microphone and attempted to spell the word given to them by one of the School Community Council (SCC) parents on the panel. Regardless of whether they gave a correct answer, the student body cheered on each student.

It was Sunningdale School’s second annual Spelling Bee on Friday, which was Family Literacy Day, a national awareness initiative that first started in 1999.

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