Spelling Bee. Rosie snagged an early victory in the third round of
competition by correctly spelling the winning words "geyser" and
This year's Spelling Bee competition represented
Rosie's last chance to compete. After three long years of struggling,
from Caye Zone winner and alternate speller, to second place in District
competition, Rosie has climbed her way to success. This victory is the
culmination of intense study and determination, and rightly deserved.
Lorenzo Ku of Trinidad Government School
in Orange Walk District placed second, while Juan Ramirez of Belize
Elementary School came in third place.
All three top spellers will receive grand prizes,
which include three "fully-loaded" computer packages, three all-expenses
paid tour packages to Chan-Chich Jungle Resort Lodge and various other
Coca-Cola gift items.
Rosie would like to thank her teacher, Peter Jackson,
and her family who gave the support she needed to win the competition.
She would also like to express gratitude to all her classmates who wore
her picture on their T-shirts for support during the competition, and to
everyone who made this event "exciting and fun."
The San Pedro Sun
congratulates Rosie Syme of The Island Academy for a "job