Refugees advocacy through a spelling bee?!

By December 11, 2017GIN & Clubs

On Thursday November 16, RESPECT successfully organised our school’s first spelling bee in recent memory! Contestants from grades 9-12 put their spelling acumen to the test as they competed for the chance to win two free tickets to this year’s school musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Example sentences were refugee-themed in order to raise awareness of refugee issues in Hong Kong, and the hosts were none other than the actors playing the word pronouncers in the musical themselves, Alison and Roark. It was a fun-filled event that, at the same time, helped advocate for refugee issues and bring attention to how people could get involved in the local community.

Thank you to all participants, and congratulations to Vesta in grade 12 for winning the bee!

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