Spellbound – Osoyoos Elementary School holds spelling bee

By on February 12, 2014
Megan Bayda paused to consider whether the word "ledger" had a "D" in it in a spelling bee Friday at Osoyoos Elementary School. She got it right and took the first place ribbon for the grade 4s. Throwing challenging words at the students was teacher Julie Dias. (Richard McGuire photo)

Megan Bayda paused to consider whether the word “ledger” had a “D” in it in a spelling bee Friday at Osoyoos Elementary School. She got it right and took the first place ribbon for the grade 4s. Throwing challenging words at the students was teacher Julie Dias. (Richard McGuire photo)

Schools often highlight the athletic and sports achievements of their students, but brainy and academically oriented children don’t always receive the same attention. Last week Osoyoos Elementary School sought to put the spotlight on students in grades 4, 5, 6 and 7 who have mastered the art of spelling with a traditional spelling bee in front of other students.

Kody Kriese takes on a challenging word in a spelling bee Friday at Osoyoos Elementary School while Armaan Deol and Jamie Foster wait their turns. The children chose to compete in the event in competitions between students in each of grades 4, 5, 6 and 7. (Richard McGuire photo)

Kody Kriese takes on a challenging word in a spelling bee Friday at Osoyoos Elementary School while Armaan Deol and Jamie Foster wait their turns. The children chose to compete in the event in competitions between students in each of grades 4, 5, 6 and 7. (Richard McGuire photo)

 

McKia Seebaran carefully spells out a word put to her by teacher Julie Dias in a spelling bee Friday at Osoyoos Elementary School. The competition was a fun way to showcase academic excellence. (Richard McGuire photo)

McKia Seebaran carefully spells out a word put to her by teacher Julie Dias in a spelling bee Friday at Osoyoos Elementary School. The competition was a fun way to showcase academic excellence. (Richard McGuire photo)

 

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