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More than 100 students from eight of Surrey's secondary schools participated in the First-Annual Surrey School District Panjabi Speech and Film Festival.
The event was organized by Panjabi language teachers from Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth, Frank Hurt, Sullivan Heights, L.A. Matheson, Panorama Ridge, Enver Creek and Tamanawis, as well as the district's International Languages Department. Students spoke on topics relevant to their lives and community and advanced to the district festival following school-based competitions.
Winning students were:
1. Jassimar Kaur - Princess Margaret Secondary
2. Mantoj Grewal - Princesses Margaret Secondary
3. Pratham Walia - Frank Hurt Secondary
1. Japjee Singh Kochar – L.A. Matheson Secondary
2. Rajveer Kaler - Princess Margaret Secondary
3. Jasjot Kang - Princess Margaret Secondary
The overall tropy winner was Princess Margaret Secondary's Jassimar Kaur.
The student-created films were not judged, but showcased for attendees at the festival, which took place mid-May at the Bell Performing Arts Centre.