2019 Spelling Bee

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Embro Legion

Open to elementary students living in the Township of Zorra

Registration deadline is midnight November 8, 2019

For more information see the documents below:

Spelling Bee Rules

2019 Spelling Bee Poster

2019 Spelling Bee Registration (PDF)

“Heroes of Zorra" Spelling Bee winners

By Laura Green

Photo by Laura Green

Thirteen elementary students from Zorra Township participated in the 3rd Spelling bee hosted by the “Heroes of Zorra” committee. The event was held at the Embro Legion on Sunday November 18 in the afternoon. Both groups – 7 in Grade 5 and under and 6 in grades 6 to 8 had just 30 seconds to spell their word which was taken from the “Heroes of Zorra” web site. In the Grade 5 and under category Rachel Richard placed 1st and Fiona Ryan was runner up. In the Grade 6 to 8 category Finn Stewart placed 1st and Nathan Bean was runner up. Prize money was $100 – 1st place, $75.00 for runner up.

Volunteers were Matthew Roberts – Bee Master, Roy Youngs and Pauline Hanlon – Judges, John Milner – Time Keeper, John Hiuser – Sound system, Carol Turvey – registration, Shirley McCall-Hanlon – Chairperson and Bill McKinnon TVDSB Trustee – greetings and presenter of prizes.

Thanks to the Zorra Highland Park Grade 8 students for operating the refreshment booth. We are pleased that they received $110 in donations towards their trip to Camp Celtic in June of 2019.

Spelling Bee participants included Grade 5 and under Sarah Bean, Caylynn Krafft, Rachel Richard, Fiona Ryan, Hallie Turpin, Ethan Turvey and Kellen Whetstone. Grade 6 to 8 category included Nathan Bean, Abby Howe, Madeline Roddick, Mackenzie Stears, Finn Stewart and Regina Verwer.


HOZ Spelling Bee 2018 participants

In the photo Front Row: Sarah Bean, Hallie Turpin, Fiona Ryan, Rachel Richard, Caylynn Krafft, Kellen Whetstone and Ethan Turvey. Back Row: Madeline Roddick, Finn Stewart, Regina Verwer, Nathan Bean, Abby Howe and Mackenzie Stears.


Zorra Highland Park Public School Grade 5/6 (2018/19) Slideshow

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2018 Heroes of Zorra Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee will be on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at the Embro Legion.

The contest is open to all elementary school children who live in Zorra Township, regardless of which school they attend. 

Registration deadline is midnight November 7, 2018

For more detailed information see the documents below:


2017  Heroes of Zorra Spelling Bee

The Heroes of Zorra Spelling Bee will take place on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

The contest is open to all elementary school children who live in Zorra Township, regardless of what school they attend.

Deadline for registering is midnight on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

For more detailed information download documents from the list below:



Elementary Schools in Zorra Township were invited to enter a contest offered by the Heroes of Zorra committee in 2014.  Grade 4 students were asked to produce a media text; Grade 5 a flyer/poster: Grade 6 a pamphlet; and Grades 7/8 a 1 minute video.

Samples of video created by grade 7/8 students

By Madisson, AJ Baker PS

Click here to watch the video.

Samples of pamphlets created by grade 6 students

By Owen Fraser, ZHPPS

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By Caleb Whetstone, ZHPPS

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Samples of flyer/poster created by grade 5 students

By Jessica Hatch, AJ Baker PS


Samples of newspaper article created by grade 4 students

By Claire Rutledge, AJ Baker PS



Veterans Affairs Canada Youth and Educators

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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Collections Canada

This allows you to search the over 600,000 man and women enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War (1914 -1918 ) as soldiers, nurses and chaplains. Here you can see the completed Attestation Papers completed when enlistment occurred. It includes, among other things, where and when they enlisted, birth date, their actual signature as well as height, eye color etc.