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Troumaca School wins Spelling B Competition

Troumaca School wins Spelling B Competition

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After navigating through words like ’embezzle’, ‘sequins’, ‘apocalypse’ and ‘lingerie’ and an almost perfect score, the Troumaca Government School took the title of top spellers at the Karib Cable National Spelling Bee Competition Word Up finals which took place last Wednesday at the Methodist Church Hall.{{more}}

The School, represented by Kemar Simmons, Jeromia Lavia and Kathy Pitt amassed a total of 43 points to win the Karib Cable challenge trophy, and a brand new computer lab plus one year’s free internet.

The Calliaqua Anglican School placed second with 35 points and they were followed by last year’s champions the Georgetown Government School who scored 33 points.

Sponsors, contestants and judges at the 2007 Spelling B Competition.

The competition which began three weeks ago, saw schools competing in eight zones, with the top eight making it to the finals. The other schools competing were the Dubois Government, St. Mary’s RC, Evesham Methodist, Questelles Government and the Paradise Primary of Bequia.

The competition, which was co-sponsored by CLICO International Life, ECGC and Scotiabank, boasted what was considered the largest prize ever offered to primary schools.

The computer lab included two computers and accessories, a printer and the free internet, valued at over EC $10,000.