Greggs Primary wins Spelling Bee
November 24, 2006

Greggs Primary wins Spelling Bee

Jenelle Yearwood and Shaneese John of the Greggs Primary School are the new champions of the 2006 Rotaract Club Spelling Bee competition as the finals came to a close on Saturday, November 18 at the Methodist Church Hall.

The school came up against 11 other primary schools but the students were not afraid to show their spelling talent, taking the lead in the first eight rounds, going under in the ninth and then rebounding in the final to propel to the first place.{{more}}

“I am feeling happy and satisfied that we have won this competition for the first time,” an excited Jenelle Yearwood told Searchlight after she and Shaneese were presented with their trophy.

According to their teacher the students went about preparing for the competition by using some of the same words that were used in the preliminaries, words from the Student’s Companion and spelling books that contained some rules about spelling.

“I am surprised but happy that the girls have won the competition since it was their first time reaching this far in various competitions,” the teacher said.

The girls scored a total of 90 points.

Kemar Simmons and Jeromy Lavia from the Troumaca Government school took the second position with 80 points and the Georgetown Government placed third with 75 points.

The other schools that participated in the competition were the Union Methodist, Kingstown Anglican, Lowmans Leeward Anglican, Argyle Primary, Bequia Anglican, Windsor Primary, Layou Government and Gomea Methodist.

The competition was sponsored by Courts (St Vincent) Ltd.