Junior School Spelling Bee
We are proud at King’s-Edgehill to emphasize the importance of spelling. In fact, we are intentional about teaching spelling and our students have fun with it. This past week, our Junior School had its annual Spelling Bee. Sixteen finalists from Grades 7, 8 and 9 stepped forward to take their turn at spelling: Julia Field, Jenna Johnston, Nikhita Kolla, Gianni Landry, Will Larder, Tanvi Manchineni, Emily Mei, Nate Montgomery, Owura Ofori, Edward O’Neill, Hiris Oregel Sanchez, Allie Pape, Cooper Pape, Matthew Power, Sabine Wellard and Annika Zeggelaar. The first round proved easy enough, as most of the words were identified quickly and spelled correctly; however, Master of Ceremonies Mr. Kershaw moved things along quickly and soon the words became much more challenging. Round after round, students returned to their seats in the audience until only four contestants remained: Julia, Tanvi, Allie and Sabine. Then it was down to the two finalists: you could hear a pin drop as Julia (Grade 9) and Tanvi (Grade 8) each concentrated on spelling their given words correctly. Ultimately, Julia won out in a very close match. Not surprisingly, she is an avid reader and writer who loves to learn. We congratulate Julia on becoming the Junior School Spelling Champion for 2019! Special thanks are extended to Mr. Campbell for organizing this year’s event.
Junior School Director
Achievements like this make parents so proud! We find that most parents of King's-Edgehill students are happy to help out whenever they can and are eager to answer any questions prospective parents might have. Let us know if you would like to connect with a current parent.
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