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Students win gold, advance to international competition

Students from Dr. Wilbert Keon School (DWKS) in Chapeau are looking to raise money for travel costs after landing themselves a spot at an international science competition. Made up of grade seven and eight students, the Supreme Saturnians (above), are hoping to compete at the Grand Finals of Destination Imagination in Knoxville Tennessee from May 23-26. DWKS' elementary squad, The Bomb Records, (below) took gold along with their classmates at the regional competition in Hull.

CALEB NICKERSON
CHAPEAU March 14, 2018
A group of students from Dr. Wilbert Keon School (DWKS) in Chapeau are looking for funds to represent their province in an international science competition.
Staff coordinator Russell Dennis explained that two teams from DWKS recently participating in a regional contest in Hull, as part of Destination Imagination, a program run through the school board that seeks to foster student interest in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), through creative expression.
“They had to present their solution to the open-ended problem: 'An Unlikely Attraction', in which teams must showcase a fairground attraction in an unlikely location,” he explained in an email. “The solution must include drama, science, technical know-how, and fine arts. It is presented in front of an audience and a panel of judges and it takes the form of an eight-minute skit.”

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