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Local students shine in Remembrance Day poster, poetry and essay contest

Seven Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School students won awards
2019-12-13 Our Lady of Fatima Legion contest
Image provided by Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School

ElliotLakeToday received the following information and accompanying image from Andrew Chi, principal of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School:

Every year the Legion hosts a poster, poem and essay contest for all the students in the North Shore. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School is proud of seven of our students who won prizes for their Remembrance Day submissions. These students are also members of the Fatima Mensa Academy Enrichment Program.

Their literary and poster entries were a requirement of the program and these high achieving students have also been learning guitar, taking part in community outreach initiatives, educational field trips, learning French and Ojibwe, completing extra assignments while maintaining an above 75 per cent average and all Es or Gs for learning skills on their report cards. We are very proud of these gifted students who continue to work hard with their academics.

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School wants to congratulate the following students: Emmalee Hutchinson, first place in Primary Colour Poster category; Katelynn Sams who won first place in the Junior Colour Poster category; Megan Frolick who won first place in the Intermediate Colour Poster category; Madlynne Gagne who won first place in the Intermediate Essay category; Brooke Jordan who won second place in the Intermediate Poetry category; Alessio DiGenova who won second place in the Black and White Primary category; and Adrianna Benevenuti who won third place in the Intermediate Colour Poster category.

These students were recognized with a certificate by the local branch of the Legion and a monetary gift. The Fatima Mensa Academy students will be working on speeches after the new year. Thanks to the Legion for continuing to host these academic activities and giving students these opportunities to express themselves.