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Speech winner

Fort High student Jenna Bailey was awarded first place for her speech on gender equality during the Rainy River District School Board's annual speech contest last night at Robert Moore School. Kayla Pater (S.C.A.P.) took second place for her speech on “Crazy Truths" while third place went to Ayiana Gagne (Robert Moore) for her speech on "The Bermuda Triangle.”

Community garden

Serena Cousineau was one of the many Crossroads School students who visited Lowey's Greenhouse to pick out plants for the Devlin school's community garden last Thursday. The field trip to Lowey's was part of the OPP-led program “Project Sunset,” which focuses on strength-based experiential learning and youth empowerment.

Poster contest winner

St. Francis School student Izzy Meeks received an award from local Liberal MP Don Rusnak last Thursday for her submission to a poster contest his office initiated entitled, “What does it mean to be Canadian.” Rusnak then stayed after he presented the award to answer students' questions about his party's platforms and policies.

Lidkea performance

Piper Lidkea put on a theatrical performance of the song “Popular" from the Broadway sensation "Wicked" during the annual "Highlights” concert. The young performer also was given the honour of singing the national anthem prior to the show.

Happy winners

St. Michael's students Abi Mattheson, Norah Redford, and Marina Jarvis were happy to receive the St. Patrick's C.W.L. Award for their performance of “He's Got the Whole World" by L. London during last Tuesday night's "Highlights” concert at the Townshend Theatre.

Rose Bowl winners

Jacob Erickson and Mika Kooistra were the two Rose Bowl winners from this year's Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts, which were presented during the annual “Highlights” concert last Tuesday night at the Townshend Theatre. Erickson was awarded for his performance of Etude, Op. 1, No. 9 by F.