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National Student Short Story Contest

Congratulations to Sienna (Grade 2) who won first prize in the 2022-2023 National Student Short Story Contest for students across Canada. Her beautifully written story, "The Super Sisters'," impressed the judges and secured her a spot in "The Night Forest” a published short story book which features the work of top entrants.  
Sienna's success is a testament to her dedication, passion, and literary talent. It also reflects the supportive and nurturing environment fostered within our school community, where students are encouraged to explore their creativity and refine their writing skills. 
Congratulations to Sienna on this well-deserved recognition!  
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.