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Ladder Foundation to host spelling bee competition

Ladder Foundation to host spelling bee competition

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THE LADDER Foundation SVG would host the inaugural GECCU Spelling Bee Competition on Wednesday July 14.

Students from primary schools across St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG),will participate in three rounds of competition: The Maureen Kennedy preliminary round, the Arlette Miller semi-final round, and the René Baptiste final round, a release states.

In the Maureen Kennedy preliminary round, all spellers would have the opportunity to spell five words chosen at random from the distributed preliminary word list. The top 10 spellers would advance to the next round; the Arlette Miller semi-final round.

In this round all spellers, would be given the opportunity to spell 10 unique words found in the Friday, July 2, 2021 edition of the local newspapers: The News, SEARCHLIGHT, and the Vincentian. The words would be selected from the first three pages, only. The top five spellers
would move on to the next round.

In the Rene’ Baptiste final round, the top five spellers would be given words chosen from the round 1 list or the round 2 list. The round will continue until the first two misspellings and those participants are eliminated. For the top three participants, the spelling of words and general reading skills would be combined. Each finalist would read a passage that incorporates words from both rounds. The top two readers would then have a tiebreaker word.

To date, there are twenty two schools registered in the competition.