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EMSB STUDENTS CAN...SPELL

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MONTREAL, MARCH 20, 2012 – A number of English Montreal School Board students recently participated in the 2012 Canspell Regional Spelling Bee. The students were amongst 7000 participants from Quebec in which 50 finalists were chosen to participate in the provincial finals at McGill University.

The following EMSB schools and students competed in the 2012 Canspell Regional Spelling:

Cedarcrest Elementary School: Gabrielle Yip (Grade 6) represented Cedarcrest at the Regional Finals and was eliminated in the second round. For the second consecutive year, Cedarcrest had a student compete in the Provincial Finals.

Coronation Elementary School: Fabiha Saiful Sara (Grade 5) qualified for the Provincial Finals.

Edinburgh Elementary School: Madison McLauchlan (Grade 6) qualified for the Provincial Finals.

Elizabeth Ballantyne School: Abiola Olaniyan (Grade 5) qualified for the Provincial Finals.

Hampstead Elementary School: Sky Rosser-Ramtuhol (Grade 6) qualified for the Provincial Finals.

Lester B. Pearson High School: Cristina Athina Mignacca (Grade 7) qualified for the Provincial Finals.

LaurenHill Academy, Junior Campus: Vincent Pinel (Grade 8) qualified for the Provincial Finals and was eliminated after the second round.

Merton Elementary School: Lauren Natovitch (Grade 5) represented Merton in the Provincial Finals and finished in fifth place. In all, 10 students participated in the Merton School Finals.

Nesbitt Elementary School: Julia Salvador (Grade 6) qualified for the Provincial Finals.

Our Lady of Pompei Elementary School:  Gabriella Strati (Grade 6) qualified for the Provincial Finals. A special thank you must be extended to coaches Mr. Ron Latchman and Ms. Rita DeLuca for their time, dedication and initiative for the students at Our Lady of Pompei.  Gabriella was honored by the staff and her peers during an assembly in March. 

Parkdale Elementary School: Sivagamy Sriranganathan (Grade 6) qualified for the Provincial Finals.

Rosemount High School: Jimmy Tran (Grade 8) qualified for the Provincial Finals.

Royal Vale Elementary School: Miriam Sossin (Grade 5) qualified for the Provincial Finals.

Royal West Academy: Leela Shamash (Grade 7) qualified for the Provincial Finals.

Sinclair Laird Elementary School: Avadula Farooq (Grade 6) qualified for the Provincial Finals and was eliminated in first round.

St. Dorothy Elementary School: Stavros Giuseppe Koutoulas (Grade 6) qualified for the Provincial Finals.

Westmount High School: Tamilpriya Thanabalasingam (Grade 7) qualified for the Provincial Finals and was eliminated in the first round.

Westmount Park Elementary School: Jin Wook Lee (Grade 6) represented Westmount Park Elementary School in the Provincial Finals and was eliminated in the third round. In all, 25 students in Grade 5 and 6 participated at the school level. 

Willingdon Elementary School: David Boghen (Grade 5) qualified for the Provincial Finals.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca