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Gannawarra Times - 2019-10-01

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Spelling their way to success

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GEMMA ROWLEY growley@gannawarratimes.com.au

STUDENTS were buzzing to compete in The Rotary Club of Kerang’s 22nd annual spelling bee last month, with eight different district primary schools getting involved. Roughly 36 participants wowed the crowd with their vocabulary skills, having to correctly write down nine different words before making it to the oral round of the competition. Rotary Club of Kerang president Gerardine Prendergast said the spelling bee was a great way to have fun and encourage literacy within school students. “The Rotary Club of Kerang has always been a big supporter of reading and literacy in schools, as we think it’s a vital skill to have in the present and the future,” she said. “The spelling bee does exactly that, it promotes a fun and a different take on literacy education, and rewards those who try their best.”

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