Four grade five students at Barriere Elementary faced off against six members of the Board of Trustees for School District 73 in an ‘Are You Smarter Than a BES Fifth Grader’ contest, held at the school the evening of Oct. 7. Students, Ty Hartman and Emma Lassi, both from Miss Williams’ class, and Josh Tremblay and Brittany Baird, from Miss Oates’ class faced off against the trustees who were attending the school for a Board of Trustees’ meeting.
Principal Cumming officiated in asking the contest questions. The adult competitors were a little slow ringing in, but did manage to get two questions (out of eight) answered correctly. The students received a small trophy for winning the contest, as well as suckers, and were allowed to keep the party horns that had been used as ‘ringers’.
School PAC president Leesa Genier also spoke briefly to the Board, telling them about the many things PAC has done over the past year and how much she has enjoyed being president of this active group of parents.