The Spelling Bee national finals comes off tomorrow

The Spelling Bee national finals comes off tomorrow

The Spelling Bee 2022 national final is set to come off this Saturday, February 5, 2022, crowning another successful edition. The competition will be streamed live on Citi TV from 1:00pm.

114 spellers comprising 59 females and 55 males have qualified for the national finals and will battle for supremacy, taking up the mantle from The Spelling Bee 2021 winner, 11-year-old Naa Koshie Manyo-Plange of the Roman Ridge School in Accra who won the competition after an intense 15 rounds of spelling.

The speller who emerges winner will win a trip to Washington, DC USA to represent Ghana in the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee. The second and third winners will win a Kenya Airways trip to Nairobi, Kenya, with other prizes.

Other awards to be won include the Honey Bee Award where three spellers who have made it to the National Finals for three consecutive years will win meals from Frankie’s restaurant plus Goil fuel coupons and other prizes from The Spelling Bee partners.

Also, Buzzer Bee Award will see the best 10 spellers in the vocabulary test of the national finals of The Spelling Bee 2022 wining a DStv-staycation at one of Ghana’s most picturesque locations, two weeks camp in Ashesi University’s AIX programme, internet data, and Goil fuel coupons, as well as prizes from the partners.

The Bee Keeper Awards will award three schools with GH¢1,000 Goil fuel vouchers each. These will be schools who have supported their Spellers’ participation through to the national finals of The Spelling Bee 2022.

This year’s Spelling Bee started with about 500 spellers, of which 340 went through the preliminaries, and 264 spellers advanced to the quarterfinals.  Out of the 173 who qualified for the semi-finals, 114 spellers have qualified for the national finals.

These 114 national finalists are from 12 cities and towns in the country namely: Kpando, Keta, Accra, Tema, Dodowa, Akropong, Peduase, Cape Coast, Takoradi, Obuasi, Kumasi, and Kenyasi. This season’s Spelling Bee competition also saw 18 Sibling-Spellers earning spots at the national finals.

The Spelling Bee, a national spelling competition, which began about 15 years ago, has had a substantial impact on the education of Ghanaian children in primary schools across the country.

Parents can enrol their wards at the age of 7-13 onto the Programme by visiting The Spelling Bee website with the link;

Bee Prepared

Bee Prepared is a new feature of The Spelling Bee, which is open to anyone who wants to have the feel of the Bee, from anywhere in the world. It is open to all interested persons however if one wishes to leverage the training to prepare themselves to participate in The Spelling Bee, then they must be between the ages of 7 and 13 or between grades 3 and 7.

Bee Prepared is a 12-week online-based course that will focus on topics under The Spelling Bee literacy training programme.

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