Winners at Ogema School
Although educational methods appear to be constantly changing, Ogema School has proudly maintained one of its oldest traditions; entering the Royal Canadian Legion’s Remembrance Contests.
Each year, students in grades one through twelve are asked to create both written and artistic pieces that represent the theme of “Remembrance” as it relates to Canadian veterans and those lost at war. Teachers use class time to educate students about the impact war has had on our country, as well as the effect it has had on our local community.
This year, students in grade twelve were asked to focus their posters and writing pieces on “women at war,” as it closely related to other themes that they were studying in English class. While there were many excellent entries, three of our students were able to advance further in the competition. Michaela Klippenstine placed third in zones for her poem, Dakota Gurskey placed second in zones for her colour poster and Abby Leonard placed first in zones, first in the district, as well as first in the province for her written piece from the perspective of a “bluebird” also known as the “Nursing Sisters” in World War I. Abby’s prose piece is now being considered at the national level.
Ogema School, as well as the community, are both incredibly proud of these three young women for representing the talent within our youth. We have always been proud of how much our students respect and honour those who have fought for our country, and we are excited that they were able to share their talent on a bigger scale.
Way to go, Abby, Dakota, and Michaela! OOH AHH OGEMA!