Helen Skotniski was a long-time member of the Remembrance Day committee and we are grateful to the Skotniski family for their donation of prize money in her honour.
The winners of this year’s bursary are: Grades 7, 8 and 9 poem, first - Chelsea Boyko, second - Courtney Yasieniuk; Grades 7, 8 and 9 essay, first - Michelle Gall, second - Gillian Oliver; Grades 10, 11 and 12 poem, first - Kacy Tkachuk, second - Shelby Taylor; Grades 10, 11 and 12 essay, first - Amber Jackson.
Black and White Posters — Grades 4, 5 and 6, Justin Moore, Chayanne Roth and Avery Prescesky; Grades 7, 8 and 9, Breanna Grzyowski, Justin Yasieniuk and Brooke Kowalchuk; Grades 10, 11 and 12, Kolten Yasieniuk, Ashley Boyko and Kendall Pushee.
Poems - Grades 4, 5 and 6, Hunter Reid, Avery Prescesky and Daylon La Freniere; Grades 7, 8 and 9, Chelsea Boyko, Courtney Yasieniuk and Jenna Gall/Sonora Moore; Grades 10, 11 and 12, Kacy Tkachuk, Shelby Taylor and Malaina Pratt-Flanagan.
Thirty-one years later, the Holocaust is flourishing in the democratic process, whose cracks are becoming wider since the right wing appropriated it for its needs and propaganda.
First they made the national flag and anthem right-wing, and now the Holocaust as well.Every year the Royal Canadian Legion sponsors the Remembrance Day poster, poem and essay competition for students from Grades 1 to 12. The winners, in order of first, second and honourable mention, are as follows.Coloured posters - Grade 1, 2 and 3, Steele Johnson, Callia Fehr and Logan Hall; Grades 4, 5 and 6, Hailey Prystupa, Ellie Grainger and Eric Boyko; Grades 7, 8 and 9, Amber Toews, Brooke Kowalchuk and Courtney Yasieniuk; Grade 10, 11 and 12, Ian Stead, Kaitlyn Nesbitt and Carson Toews.Dawson Lehmann recited the poem In Flanders Fields by John Mc Crae.The service ended with the singing of God Save the Queen and Rolland Pelletier marching out the colours.The service began with Rolland Pelletier marching in the colours.A song, We Will Remember Them, was sung by Kacy Tkachuk, accompanied by Michelle Gall, Jenna Gall, Alicea Rice and Kendra La Freniere, while a video produced by the students was played. An essay, written by Michelle Gall titled, Daddy, If You Should Come Back, was read by Alicea Rice.A total of 63 wreaths and crosses were laid by individuals, organizations and businesses. The school travel club provided the lunch following the service.Thank you to everyone who took the time to remember the veterans who fought in the wars so we may live free. 10 Hafford Central School holds a Remembrance Day service at the school. 116 and members of the Remembrance Day committee attended.“What are children supposed to do with this experience? That’s the “remembrance,” and that’s what we need to forget.In his essay, Elkana stated that democracy is put at risk when the memory of the victims participates actively in the democratic process.