Aiesha Moriera of New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist School (NHSDAS) is the winner of the annual Spelling Bee Zone 5 Eliminations. Organized by Bowen and Bowen Ltd and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the event took place at the San Pedro Lions Den on Thursday, February 23rd shortly after 9AM.

A total of 12 students from six different schools from San Pedro Town and Caye Caulker partook in the competition. After three rounds of intense spelling, Moriera took first place when she correctly spelled the word “oblivion”. Tellen Smith from The Island Academy placed second, and Jamileth Beltran from NHSDAS came in third place.

Thank you to all the school's that took part, they are as follow: Ambergris Caye Elementary School(ACES): Amber Rivero, Jasmin Sanchez, Caye Calker Roman Catholic School(CCRCS): Emely Requena, Karina Scotz, Holy Cross Anglican School: Leitica Garcia, Stacey Campos, Isla Bonita Elementary School: Naime Nassar, Annelyze Perdue, New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist School: Aeisha Moriera, Jamileth Beltran, The Island Academy: Tellen Smith, Alexandra Lausen.

The top winners, Moriera and Smith will be representing Zone 5 at the District Eliminations on April 26th in Belize City.

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