115 prospective students from various basic schools in the country after this year’s semi-finals on Saturday, July 31, 2021, qualified to compete in the 2022 edition of the Spelling Bee finals scheduled for February next year.
Starting from the preliminaries, 340 students participated but only 264 spellers were able to proceed to the quarter-finals of the spelling programme. Out of the 173 who qualified for the semi-finals, 115 have qualified for the finals.
The winner of the 2022 Spelling Bee competition organizers of Ghana’s edition of the spelling programme has said will represent the country at the international annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in the United States of America.
Speaking at the event, Eugenia Tachie-Menson the Founder and Country Director of the Young Educators Foundation, organisers of the Spelling Bee commended the participants for their effort in the competition.
11-year-old Naa Koshie Manyo-Plange of the Accra-based Roman Ridge School after emerging as the winner of the 2021 Spelling Bee competition represented Ghana at Scripps Bee but was eliminated at the preliminary stage.
The Bee is sponsored by Indomie Instant Noodles, US Embassy -Accra, DStv, Kenya Airways, Goil, Frankie’s restaurant, Rufus Green Parks, Ashesi University, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation, Citi 97.3 FM, and Citi TV.