Three young female spellers, Petra Sarpong, N’Adom Darko-Asare and Annie-Lois Acheampong have been selected to Ghana and Africa proud at the 2022 Scripps Spelling Bee slated to be held next week in the United States of America.
Petra aged 12, Lois aged 13 and N’adom aged 11 according to The Spelling Bee post sighted by EducationWeb from Tuesday, May 31, 2022, to Thursday, June 2, 2022, will participate in the National Spelling Bee competition.
From Tuesday, May 31, 2022, to Thursday, June 2, 2022, Ghana’s and Africa’s only trio will be spelling at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, USA. Let’s support them,” the producers of Ghana’s version of the Spelling Bee stated.
This year, 234 spellers earned their spots as national competitors by advancing through regional bees, competing against students representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Department of Defense Schools in Europe.
According to the organizers of the 94th Scripps National Spelling Bee, spellers will also represent four different countries outside the United States of America (USA); the Bahamas, Canada, Germany and Ghana.
Spellers will compete in four segments of competition to determine who will take home the Scripps Cup: the Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals. All rounds of competition will be broadcast on ION platforms.
Among measures to prevent the spread of the global coronavirus at the event, Scripps says all spellers will be tested for COVID-19 (rapid PCR test) upon arrival at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on Monday, May 30.
“A negative test result will be required to participate in Bee Week activities, including the competition. All Bee staff, including TV production staff, will be tested for COVID upon arrival and on a continuing schedule based on roles
All spellers will be masked onstage except when actively competing. All spellers will be masked when in backstage TV production areas except when being interviewed. Masks will be required in marked areas of the Bee’s space at the Gaylord,” it noted.