Elks support speech and language program

On April 16, Elks Lodge No. 369 members presented a donation to St. Mary School students and staff of the Light of Christ Catholic School Division. This donation goes towards a speech and language program that focuses on fluency. The Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR) Program is an effective program to increase fluency while speaking. The ISTAR program is beneficial for students’ emotional, social and academic success. The staff and students are grateful to the North Battleford Elks for their support in helping make this program a reality. This program has made a profound impact on St. Mary students, says Carsey Gerlinsky, student support services teacher at St Mary, and the schools thanks the Elks for financially assisting in making this possible. Accepting from the Elks is classroom teacher Chalaine Halladay. Elks pictured are Zonie Krawchuk, John Gamble, Mark Denczak, Ken McKay, Bruce Dalshaug and Alex Wick. Photo submitted.

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