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SD 5 hosts regional concours

Pictured  are the participants for Regional Concours d’art Oratoire, held April 4 at the School District 5 office in Cranbrook. Back row: Jillian Folvik (Grade 8), Abbi Vernier (Grade 8), and Liam Bush (Grade 9). Front row: Megan McCall (Grade 8), Jodi Stemberger (Grade 9), Sonia Mende (Grade 9), Neve Richards (Grade 7) and Tyler Dvorak (Grade 7). Missing from photo: Leah Heavey (Grade 7)  - Katrin Powell photo
Pictured are the participants for Regional Concours d’art Oratoire, held April 4 at the School District 5 office in Cranbrook. Back row: Jillian Folvik (Grade 8), Abbi Vernier (Grade 8), and Liam Bush (Grade 9). Front row: Megan McCall (Grade 8), Jodi Stemberger (Grade 9), Sonia Mende (Grade 9), Neve Richards (Grade 7) and Tyler Dvorak (Grade 7). Missing from photo: Leah Heavey (Grade 7)
— image credit: Katrin Powell photo

On Friday, April 4, French Immersion students in School District 5 participated in Regional Concours d'art Oratoire. The event was held at the school district office.

Students from Grades 6-12 were invited to attend from schools in Cranbrook and Fernie. Participation consisted of nine students from Fernie Secondary School from Grades 7, 8 and 9, who prepared their own speeches. First place winners are invited to attend Provincial Concours D'Art Oratoire in Surrey on May 3.

Leah Heavey in Grade 7 and Jodi Stemberger in Grade 9 are planning on participating at the provincal level in Surrey, B.C., in May. Way to go, Leah and Jodi, and good luck!

Thanks to the volunteer judges: Mme. Pelletier, Mme. Beurskens and M. Lurol.

Also thanks to Canadian Parents for French volunteers Susie Silversides, Pamela Franklin-Cooper and Katrin Powell.

Winners are:

Grade 7:

1 - Leah Heavey

2 - Neve Richards

3 - Tyler Dvorak

Grade 8

1 - Megan McCall

2 - Abbi Vernier

3 - Jillian Folvik

Grade 9

1 - Jodi Stemberger

2 - Liam Bush

3 - Sonia Mende

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