A spell-binding win for Colaiste Bhride
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.