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Strategic move

Ava Burns, a Grade 2 student in Cathy Richard's class at Robert Moore School, was among the youngest district students competing in the annual chess tournament yesterday at Crossroads School in Devlin. Schools from across the district were invited to participate in the Education Week activity.

Young performer

Josie Wilson was happy where she is as she performed “I Won't Hatch" by Shel Silverstein during the "Highlights Concert” last Tuesday evening. Wilson was awarded the Little Theatre Award for Best Newcomer.

Group performance

Debbie Jean's French Immersion Kindergarten Class from St. Michael's School performed some French songs during the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts' “Highlights Concert.” The class was awarded the Knights of Columbus Trophy for Best Primary Choir (Grades K-3) as well as the Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario Award for Best Choir in the Festival.

Cassandra performing

Cassandra Armstrong performed “His Star" with accompanist Trevor Barker during the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts' "Highlights Concert.” The song is an original composition by Armstrong and Barker. Armstrong was also awarded the Joan Miller Award for Best Stage Presence (Grade 4 and under), and a Highlights Concert Award for vocal.

Popular event

The 12th-annual “Gun & Hobby Show” was a bonafide success on Saturday at the Fort Frances Curling Club. It was a record year for event, with 105 vendor tables drawing a whopping 820 people through the door that day.

Young pianist

Jonah Homer played “Lightly Row" at the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts' "Highlights Concert ” last Tuesday evening. Homer was awarded the Rose-Marie DeGagné Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Method Courses, Level I.

Field trip

On April 25, Grade 6 students in Kari-Lynn Beckett's class at Robert Moore School went with Henry Miller from the Sportsman's Club to his property in Alberton.

Students were guided by Miller, and learned about the biodiversity of plants and animals, including invasive species and the relationships between different plants and animals.

Arpin at OFSAA

Jackson Arpin posed in front of the OFSAA banner at the OFSAA badminton championships held last Thursday through Saturday in North Bay. The Rainy River Owl standout compiled a 3-3 record at the all-Ontarios to cap his high school career.