Four to represent Volta at Spelling Bee competition

Four pupils on Tuesday emerged winners of the Volta Regional Spelling Bee Competition and have been selected to represent the region at the national event.

Bright Kportsimah, Christine Affornu, Nana Kwame Appiah and Rashida Mohammed, are pupils of 7 Garrison School, Kabore Junior High School, Global Evangelical Junior High School and Ho Bankoe E.P Primary School respectively.

They were selected after emerging champions out of 42 pupils in vocabulary testing and spelling competitions.

A total of 14 basic schools, 13 sponsored by MTN and one self-enrolled participated in the competition.

Madam Eugene Tachie-Menson, Country Director of Young Educators Foundation, an education focused NGO associated with the competition, expressed the hope that the competition would improve the lives of the pupils.

Spelling Bee is a literacy programme which teaches children between the ages of eight and 13 how to improve their spelling, increase their vocabulary and learn and understand word concepts.

It is a local version of the internationally acclaimed Scripps Spelling Bee, USA.

In 2012, Master Philemon Awan of Holy Spirit Catholic Preparatory School in Ho, emerged the national winner and represented Ghana in the international event.

Source: GNA

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