| Mar 26, 2009

Back to HomeFeature Article - March 26, 2009 Sydenham Legion Remembrance Day contestsby Wendy Davis

Zoe Cook, April McInnes, Ashley Natalizio.

In the fall, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 496 in Sydenham sponsored Remembrance Day poster and literary contests for the eight schools in their area. Over 100 entries were judged at the branch level. All first place winners advanced to the zone level, where the judging included entries from Kingston and area schools. Sydenham area students did extremely well.

At the Zone Level, Faull Kenedy, a grade 8 student at Prince Charles P.S. placed first for her poem and Celina Grey, a grade 7 student placed second for her essay (also from Prince Charles). Faull’s poem then placed third at the district level.

Evan Jackson, grade 5, Loughborough P.S. placed third at the zone level for his poem.

Elginbug and District P.S. grade 4 students Ashley Natalizio placed first and Zoe Cook placed third for their posters at the zone level. April McInnes, grade 3, entered a black and white poster and a colour poster and achieved first place at zone level for both posters. She also placed first with both posters at the next level of competition, the district level. Her posters have moved on to the provincial level for judging.

Joshua DeWit (photo left), grade 5, Harrowsmith P.S. placed first at the zone level for his essay. He also placed first at the district level. His essay will now be judged at the provincial level, as well.

All students did amazingly well. Congratulations! It’s very rewarding for these students to have their fine achievements recognized. Also much appreciation goes out to the teachers for their continuing support in these worthwhile activities.

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