Calgary Kumon Math & Reading Centres recognize hardworking students at city-wide awards event

135 students set to attend “Best of the Best in Calgary,” receiving awards for achievements in math and reading excellence

CALGARY, AB, Oct. 25 2015 – Twenty-three Kumon centres from Calgary will celebrate their students at the inaugural “Best of the Best” awards ceremony. The city-wide event will acknowledge students with a medal and special diploma for their achievements in math and reading in twelve different categories. Such categories include students studying 3 years above their current grade level (what Kumon calls Advanced Student Honour Roll Level 3 – ASHR3) to students who have reached high school math and reading comprehension levels before Grade 6.

“We’re unbelievably proud of our students and their achievements,” says Celeste Kirychuk, branch manager, Kumon Canada. “The Kumon method works to instill independent learning skills, helping children build the skills they need to tackle problems and challenges on their own. We’re thrilled to celebrate those successes today.”

Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend a special panel discussion featuring former Kumon students – local and international – who have achieved great success in their careers, in part because of their enrollment in the educational program.

Kumon Canada is one of the largest after-school math and reading programs for children ages three to 16, offering an alternative to conventional tutoring. Kumon provides students with worksheets tailored to their level in math and reading. These worksheets cover everything from counting to calculus, from phonics to Shakespeare and include examples of how to problem solve and self-learn new concepts independently.

What: Best of the Best in Calgary – Kumon Calgary student awards
When: Sunday, October 25
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
*Registration is from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Who: 400 attendees - including Kumon students, parents, instructors, staff, and panelists
Where: SAIT Polytechnic – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Symposium room
Second floor of the student centre
1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 0L4
Media Opportunities:
  • Capture the joy of student awards for academic achievements
  • Interview opportunities with local Kumon instructors to discuss student successes
  • Engage with panel participants
  • Photo opportunities of students interacting with on-site photo booth
  • Learn more about Kumon’s donation to a local charity post-event

About Kumon

Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children so they can achieve more on their own. Founded in Japan in 1958, the learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 centres in 48 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide. Visit www.kumon.ca to learn more.

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