“Heroes of Zorra" Spelling Bee winners
By Laura Green
Photo by Laura Green
Thirteen elementary students from Zorra Township participated in the 3rd Spelling bee hosted by the “Heroes of Zorra” committee. The event was held at the Embro Legion on Sunday November 18 in the afternoon. Both groups – 7 in Grade 5 and under and 6 in grades 6 to 8 had just 30 seconds to spell their word which was taken from the “Heroes of Zorra” web site. In the Grade 5 and under category Rachel Richard placed 1st and Fiona Ryan was runner up. In the Grade 6 to 8 category Finn Stewart placed 1st and Nathan Bean was runner up. Prize money was $100 – 1st place, $75.00 for runner up.
Volunteers were Matthew Roberts – Bee Master, Roy Youngs and Pauline Hanlon – Judges, John Milner – Time Keeper, John Hiuser – Sound system, Carol Turvey – registration, Shirley McCall-Hanlon – Chairperson and Bill McKinnon TVDSB Trustee – greetings and presenter of prizes.
Thanks to the Zorra Highland Park Grade 8 students for operating the refreshment booth. We are pleased that they received $110 in donations towards their trip to Camp Celtic in June of 2019.
Spelling Bee participants included Grade 5 and under Sarah Bean, Caylynn Krafft, Rachel Richard, Fiona Ryan, Hallie Turpin, Ethan Turvey and Kellen Whetstone. Grade 6 to 8 category included Nathan Bean, Abby Howe, Madeline Roddick, Mackenzie Stears, Finn Stewart and Regina Verwer.
In the photo Front Row: Sarah Bean, Hallie Turpin, Fiona Ryan, Rachel Richard, Caylynn Krafft, Kellen Whetstone and Ethan Turvey. Back Row: Madeline Roddick, Finn Stewart, Regina Verwer, Nathan Bean, Abby Howe and Mackenzie Stears.
Zorra Highland Park Public School Grade 5/6 (2018/19) Slideshow
2018 Heroes of Zorra Spelling Bee
The Spelling Bee will be on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at the Embro Legion.
The contest is open to all elementary school children who live in Zorra Township, regardless of which school they attend.
Registration deadline is midnight November 7, 2018
For more detailed information see the documents below:
- Spelling Bee Poster
- Spelling Bee Rules
- Spelling Bee Registration (PDF)
- Spelling Bee Registration (Online)
2017 Heroes of Zorra Spelling Bee
The Heroes of Zorra Spelling Bee will take place on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
The contest is open to all elementary school children who live in Zorra Township, regardless of what school they attend.
Deadline for registering is midnight on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
For more detailed information download documents from the list below:
Elementary Schools in Zorra Township were invited to enter a contest offered by the Heroes of Zorra committee in 2014. Grade 4 students were asked to produce a media text; Grade 5 a flyer/poster: Grade 6 a pamphlet; and Grades 7/8 a 1 minute video.
Samples of video created by grade 7/8 students
By Madisson, AJ Baker PS
Samples of pamphlets created by grade 6 students
By Owen Fraser, ZHPPS
By Caleb Whetstone, ZHPPS
Samples of flyer/poster created by grade 5 students
By Jessica Hatch, AJ Baker PS
Samples of newspaper article created by grade 4 students
By Claire Rutledge, AJ Baker PS
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