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Local student places first

Grade 5 student Maia Zinselmeyer’s Remembrance Day essay came first in the Legion Poster and Literary Contest in the Junior Essay Division.

Trisha Shanks

Arrow Lakes News

Grade 5 student Maia Zinselmeyer’s Remembrance Day essay came first in the Legion Poster and Literary Contest in the Junior Essay Division and then received first again out of 6000 entries received across B.C. and the Yukon after winning the West Kootenay Zone level. Her essay has now been sent to Dominion Command to be judged for all of Canada.   The NES student was presented with a certificate and a cheque for $250 at a special assembly held in her honor.

West Kootenay Zone Poppy Chairman said, “We are very proud of Maia and wish the best of luck in her future endeavors. We thank Maia for all her hard work and the teaching staff at Nakusp Elementary.