Zarah cel­e­brates St Ann Bee win with a patty

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION&COMMENTARY -

OCHO RIOS, St Ann: ZARAH WALLACE is a seven-year-old third-grader who loves colour­ing and her favourite colour is pink, “be­cause it is pretty”.

She is a part of her school’s art club. Af­ter win­ning the par­ish ti­tle she asked for her favourite treat, a cheese patty.

Her coach has been work­ing with her since March of this year. This is Tom­lin­son’s Chris­tian Acad­emy’s fourth con­sec­u­tive win.

Coach on win­ning: “Happy, over­whelmed, over­joyed, elated, all the happy words in the dic­tio­nary; that’s how I feel. We al­ways say, to God be the Glory, we al­ways put God first in our club.

“I saw the po­ten­tial in her from she was in kinder­garten; she al­ways has a book. They say when a child loves to read, the po­ten­tial is great.

Mother: “I am ex­tremely over­whelmed and happy for both her [Zarah] and Tayshaun and Ms Lawrence. I think they all did well today. Es­pe­cially Ms Lawrence, she’s so ded­i­cated.” Zarah Wallace of Tom­lin­son’s Chris­tian Acad­emy is The Gleaner’s Chil­dren’s Own Spell­ing Bee cham­pion for St Ann.

PHO­TOS BY IAN ALLEN

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