Holy Redeemer students win in provincial arts competition
Two students at Holy Redeemer School in Spaniard’s Bay were winners in the provincial segment of the Royal Canadian Legion annual Poster, Poem and Essay contest.
Prior to entering the provincial competition, the students had participated in regional contest sponsored by Branch 9 of the Legion as part of the Remembrance Day activities at the school.
“A winner from each category is selected from each grade level (K-9) and displayed at the annual Remembrance Day Dinner held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 9,” explained Paul Sheppard, language arts teacher at the Holy Redeemer.
“During this dinner, the first and second place essay winners from Grade 9 (centred around the theme of Remembrance) read their winning essays.”
The winning entries for poster (Primary), poem and essay (Elementary and Intermediate) are sent to Provincial Command of the Royal Canadian Legion to be judged on a provincial basis.
Grade 6 student Katrina Fillmore placed second in the provincial Poetry category and Kyleigh Mercer, Grade 9 placed first in the Essay section.
“We are very pleased that two of our students are provincial winners,” said Sheppard. “Congratulations to both Kyleigh and Katrina from the students and staff of Holy Redeemer.”
PROVINCIAL WINNERS - Provincial winners in the Royal Canadian Legion annual Poster Poem and Essay Contest accept certificates from local Legion members. From left are Dave Thistle, Katrina Fillmore , Branch 9 Legion President Absalom Sheppard, Kyleigh Mercer and Dan Churchill.