Brac student wins spelling bee

The top three students in the RBC Royal Bank Spelling Bee, from left, Deiondre Williams (second), Tanis Cortens (third) and winner Christon Asa Ferguson. Back row, Mitzie Bailey, Omari Corbin and Rolan Heeralal of RBC.

Christon Asa Ferguson from Creek and Spot Bay Primary School in Cayman Brac correctly spelled “guerrilla” to win the RBC Royal Bank Spelling Bee on Dec. 8 at the Red Bay Holiness Church in Grand Cayman.

Deiondre Williams from Bodden Town Primary School was second and Tanis Cortens, who is home schooled, was third.

Nearly 40 primary students from across the Cayman Islands took part in the annual competition, which educators say is aimed at fostering overall language and literacy skills.

“The event was another spectacular display of our children’s literacy skills, and I am so very proud of them, and wish them the best in all their future endeavours,” said Mitzie Bailey, manager of the RBC Royal Bank Red Bay branch.

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