Event about more than just spelling

By battlefordsNOW Staff
April 8, 2016 - 6:50am

Some 140 students from First Nation schools around Saskatchewan will be taking part in an event in the Battlefords meant to promote literacy, study skills, and vocabulary.

“Believe and Achieve” is the theme of the First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee, billed as the first ever, taking place Friday, April 8 at the Don Ross Centre in North Battleford. Chief Poundmaker School is hosting the event, with the provincial government signed on as a sponsor.

“It will show that our First Nations Students are more than capable of competing at an academic event at the provincial level,” said organizer Pauline Favel in a news release.

Students from 20 First Nation schools will be competing in three age categories – 6-8, 9-11, and 12-14. Each first place finisher will earn a place in the Spelling Bee of Canada, on May 15 in Toronto.

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