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Spelling bee a hive of activity

Journal Staff More than 50 students from 16 schools squared off in competition at Sarnia’s annual spelling bee on March 4.
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Master of Ceremonies Judith Farris hands out certificates to Grade 3-4 students at the Organization for Literacy in Lambton’s annual spelling bee held March 4 at the Sarnia Library Theatre. Submitted Photo

Journal Staff

More than 50 students from 16 schools squared off in competition at Sarnia’s annual spelling bee on March 4.

Jack Vrolyk of Errol Road Public emerged victorious in the Grade 7-8 division by correctly spelling “auditorium” before a full house of parents, siblings, friends, educators and grandparents at the Sarnia Library Theatre.

Second place went to Taren Snauwaert, also of Errol Road.

In Grade 5-6, Ryan Pinel of St. Matthew Catholic correctly spelled School “unconscious” to edge Kate Baresich of Brooke Central.

And Mackenzie Willis of Errol Road nailed “definition” to claim the Grade 3-4 division title. Dayla Picard of Lansdowne Public was second.

The event was organized by the Organization for Literacy in Lambton and sponsored by the Sarnia-Lakeshore Optimist club.

The winners and runners-up received trophies for their efforts.

The champ in each category also advances to the Southwestern Ontario Optimist Spelling Bee slated for April 18 in Petrolia.