Friday, June 5th, 2015. BMG: The 21st national Spelling Bee finals took center-stage today at the Corozal Community College Auditorium where hundreds of students, teachers and parents converged for the main spelling bee event.
Twelve finalists representing the six districts went head to head in four rounds of intense spelling competition. After two rounds using the national lists, Trial Farm Government School’s Jafet Munoz was the first finalist to drop out of the race leaving eleven to face-off in the reserved list rounds.
Obscure words from French, German, Latin, Greek and Italian origins were no obstacle for Alliyah Leiva, a student of Louisiana Government School who captured the titled of best speller in the entire country.
Second place was won by Mishtony Castillo of Corozal SDA School and third to Amy Gonzalez of Corozal Nazareen School.
The top 3 winners walked away with scholarships, tablets, cash prizes, among many other prizes.
Kudos to all top three winners from the North!
1st place – Aaliyah Leiva, National Spelling Bee Champ
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