Eighteen students in Grades 4-6 took to the stage recently for this year’s Elementary School Spelling Bee, which turned out to be another high-spirited competition.
In the Little Theatre where the contestants were safely seated, Principal Tugwell carefully read the rules and then officially kicked-off the competition. One by one, the spellers walked to the stage ready to demonstrate how hard they had been preparing for this day. After 20 nail-biting rounds, Kaden Shen came out as champion with the word “itinerary”, while Anna MacDonald and Jude Chedrawy were first and second runner-ups respectively. We are proud of all of our spellers. They demonstrated grace under pressure and courage and confidence.
Year after year, this competition supports our students to build a solid foundation in spelling and vocabulary and to practice performing under pressure. And although this year we missed having parents and guests in the audience, many were still able to Zoom into the live broadcast.
Congratulations to all the competitors for their hard work and dedication, and big thanks to our Pronouncer Ms. Chipman, to Judge Sr. King RSCJ, and to all those who made this year’s Spelling Bee another great success.