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Spell-a-thon a huge success
The Robson Community School has just wrapped up it’s annual spell-a-thon, and it was the most successful one yet.
The school raised more than $5,400 and almost 60 per cent of the student population participated.
Over spring break, the students were asked to seek pledges from family members, friends and neighbors and to study their specific spelling word list.
The tests were given out on Wednesday, April 2, and students had to achieve at least 75 per cent to be qualified to win prizes, donated from throughout the community.
Students were awarded prizes based on how much money they raised, and classes were awarded prizes based on how many students participated.
The prize assembly was held on Friday, April 11.
The biggest money raisers were Misauti and Tausha Voros, who raised $300 each. The pair won an overnight stay in a theme room at the Super 8.
Summer Martin was the second highest money raiser, with $215.75, and she won a bowling party from Castle Bowl. The top 20 money raisers from the primary and intermediate classes each get to participate in a swim party at the Sandman Hotel.
These students will also enjoy pizza from Panago, and donuts and cookies from Plaza Bakery and Bagels and Brew.
Mrs. MacKinnon’s Grade 2/3 class set a class record with raising $1893.80. They also had 79 per cent of the class participate, and they won a cookie party from Crumbs Bakery.
Ms. Minor’s Grade 6/7 class had 50 per cent participation, and they won a cupcake party from Country Style Bakery.