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Champion spellers

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October 13, 2017

October 10, 2007: As part of National Literacy Week, Benalla College recently staged a school spelling championship.

October 10, 2007: As part of National Literacy Week, Benalla College recently staged a school spelling championship.

Separate competitions were held for students from years 7 and 8.

Enormous enthusiasm had been generated in English classes during a series of spelling heats held prior to the championship.

The top speller from each class became a finalist and received a certificate recognising their achievements.

The championship was a highlight of Benalla College’s Junior School spelling program this year.

Two grand champions were declared after closely contested competitions.

Congratulations to Year 8 champion Jack Blackwell and Year 7 champion Braydon Roscoe.

Also as part of literacy week, the college sent a group of Year 8 students to Benalla West to read to years 3 and 4 students.

The older students had been practicing reading their chosen picture books aloud for more than a week.

Following the reading, the college students assisted their younger counterparts in the creation of bookmarks.

The morning was a success, with all of the students taking part engaged in the experience.

National Literacy week aims to assist Australian children to develop effective literacy skills.

Also in the news:

●The Benalla presentation of the Foodbowl Project draft report saw a surprising lack of attendance.

●The Friends of Benalla Trust annual auction held at the Benalla Art Gallery was a thrilling success.

●A quantity of cash was allegedly taken from the ladies changing rooms at the Benalla Aquatic Centre while the victims were swimming.

●A woman was hurt in a tractor accident, which occurred on Thursday, October 4, 2007, at a property in Tatong Rd.

●Benalla’s three largest human services agencies (Benalla and District Memorial Hospital, Benalla Rural City Council and Central Access Ltd) joined forces to improve health outcomes for local people.

●It was the 50th anniversary of the Benalla Auto Club.

●Viz Vitae won the Benalla Gold Cup.

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