Creek & Spot Bay Primary students Mikayla Mitchell and Abijith Anu raised their hands in triumph as top spellers at the end of the contest last Wednesday night.
The Cayman Brac school students secured a first place tie victory in the Royal Bank of Canada and Department of Education Services Spelling Bee competition finals held at Grand Cayman’s Mary Miller Memorial Hall.
Creek & Spot Bay and West End also received the highest points score within the primary schools.
West End also captured third place during the spell-off in which 12 students began the run for a laptop, Premier’s plaque and trophy.
Nayil Arana of St. Ignatius Catholic School walked away with the second place award and Danielle Chambers of Bodden Town Primary came fourth.
Education Minister Rolston Anglin said he was proud of the students’ accomplishments. He also remarked it was not easy to spell difficult words in front of such a large gathering, and for that, he gave them credit. He also said it was good to see so many boys participating as often spelling bees were dominated by young girls. To the parents he said continue to support the young people in these kinds of events.