A spell-bind­ing win for Co­laiste Bhride

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

STU­DENTS from Co­laiste Bhride Carnew were crowned the over­all Spell­ing Bee Cham­pi­ons at the Grand Fi­nal last week,

Is­abella Ni Chon­naill, Ross Bai­ley and Juli­ette Ni Chon­naill were pre­sented with the Per­pet­ual Tro­phy by Alan En­right from EDCO, who kindly spon­sored the tro­phy. The run­ners up from Con­fey Col­lege, Kil­dare were Neha Abey, Sam Keogh and Bilta Biju.

The com­pe­ti­tion is opened to all KWETB schools and is a stu­dent coun­cil ini­tia­tive which be­gan five years ago.

It was the first time Co­laiste Bhride held the Grand Fi­nal, and a to­tal of 15 teams took part from five dif­fer­ent schools. The schools were Gle­nart Col­lege, Ard­scoil Rath Iomgháin, Avon­dale Com­mu­nity Col­lege, Con­fey Col­lege, and Co­laiste Bhride.

There was seven elim­i­na­tion rounds with the words get­ting pro­gres­sively more dif­fi­cult. Af­ter a num­ber of tense rounds, it came down to two teams – Con­fey Col­lege and Co­laiste Bhride. Both teams were un­beat­able and the com­pe­ti­tion was brought to a tie-breaker. The tie break words were par­lia­men­tary, oe­soph­a­gus and kalei­do­scope.

Vice-Prin­ci­pal for Co­laiste Bhride Carnew Anna Ga­han said it was a great event and they are look­ing for­ward to a big­ger and bet­ter one next year.

Aine O’ Sul­li­van, di­rec­tor of schools KWETB; Alan Wright EDCO, spon­sor, pre­sent­ing the first prize cup to Ross Bai­ley, Co­laiste Bhride and deputy prin­ci­pal, Anna Ga­han.

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