Naa Koshie Plange who qualified to represent Ghana and Africa at the 94th edition of the Scripps National Spelling Bee dropped out of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Saturday when she spelt his first word, bêtise, incorrectly.
According to the officials of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the speller 18 and 11-year-old student of the Accra-based Roman Ridge School at the preliminary round when asked to spell the word ‘bêtise’ wrongly spelt it as ‘baitese’.
Saturday’s preliminary stage consisted of three spelling opportunities. If the Speller was correct on the first word, they immediately moved on to a multiple-choice vocabulary word. If they were correct on that word, they’d get a third spelling word to attempt.
Ghana’s 2021 best speller, Naa Koshie Plange Manyo after emerging as the winner of 2021 The Spelling Bee competition in the country was selected to represent Ghana in the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee on June 12, 2021.
This year’s edition of the Scripps Spelling Bee started with 209 spellers from across the U.S. and around the globe, all vying for the championship trophy was administered online amid the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic.
However, the organisers in a blog post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh have said the top 10-12 spellers of the competition will be hosted in-person at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for the finals on July 8, 2021.