Students show spelling prowess at the Alphabee Spelling Contest 2016
[NOTE: The following is a press release from Alphabee]
MANILA, Philippines – It was a competitive race as 45 children from Metro Manila’s top schools battled it out in the first ever Alphabee Spelling Contest. The event was held at the Greenbelt 5 Mall’s Amphitheater last October 12.
Child participants were divided into 2 categories (Category 1: ages 8-9 and Category 2: ages 10-11) and were supported by parents, relatives and their school community members as they stepped on stage to show their spelling skills. Sparked by a natural curiousity, the large crowd of mall-goers was also able to witness the competition unravel.
Alphabee founder Maiki Oreta says: “We’re looking to foster and promote both healthy competition and excellence in spelling and this event gives the kids that unique opportunity to experience both. We look forward to holding the Alphabee Spelling Contest annually, so that more and more kids can participate and compete.”
Here are the 3 winners per category:
Category 1: (ages 8-9)
The Alphabee Champion: Je Hoon C. Chung, Xavier School
1st Runner Up: Alexander Ryan D. Manuel, Xavier School
2nd Runner Up: Elise Emmanuelle B. Abaya, Assumption College
Category 2: (ages 10-11)
The Alphabee Champion: Kristen Steffi S. Teh, Grace Christian Shool
1st Runner Up: Gabriel Luis S. Villanueva, O.B. Montessori Center, Inc.
2nd Runner Up: Maria Unah Sofiel C. Fuentes, O.B. Montessori Center, Inc.
Each Alphabee Champion received a trophy plus a cash prize of P10,000 while the 1st and 2nd Runners Up received medals.
The next Alphabee Spelling Contest will take place in 2017. For inquiries, contact email@example.com or 0947-996-0546. - Rappler.com