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“Think fast” at Thinkfest

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St. John grade 8 students Austin Lawrence and Victoria Welsh, and St. Raphael grade 7 students Bailey St. Amand and Sydney Sheppard geared up for the seventh annual Thinkfest at St. Charles College on April 24, 2012.

April 24, 2012 - Grade 7 and 8 students from New Sudbury Catholic elementary schools recently had the opportunity to “think fast”. On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, these students took part in St. Charles College’s annual Thinkfest. For the seventh year in a row, teachers at S.C.C. organize a day of academic challenges for students from the feeder elementary schools. Teams are made up of six students - two grade 7, two grade 8 and two grade 9. Each team takes part in a series of academic events covering subjects including mathematics, science, English, pop culture, etc. S.C.C. teacher Mina Thornton has organized this event for the last several years and sets up the day with the help of her grade 10 enriched math class. “It is a great day for some of our elementary students to come over to St. Charles and get taste of what secondary school is all about,” Thornton stated. “ It provides students with an opportunity not only to represent their school with the academic competition, but also provides an opportunity to meet students from other Sudbury Catholic elementary schools who will be attending St. Charles College with them in a year. This way, they will recognize some familiar faces when they are here in grade 9, making their transition to secondary even easier.”
The day’s events end with awards for top teams and top marks.

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