Se­cond-time win­ner faced rig­or­ous chal­lenge

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

KINGSTON: OWANDE IS not new to being a par­ish cham­pion. He won for the par­ish of

SSt Ann in 2014 when he at­tended Tom­lin­son’s Chris­tian Academy. The eighth-grader ex­plained that preparing for the Kingston par­ish fi­nal this time around was more chal­leng­ing. He started study­ing in May, from any­where be­tween three to six hours, and shared that it was rig­or­ous, but he is happy about the re­sult. Thir­teen-year-old Brown is a lover of cricket and plans to try out for his school as soon as pos­si­ble; his hope is to be a bats­man for the team.

The Bee Spellers’ Coach­ing Pro­gramme had four spellers in the top five.

Sowande on win­ning: “I am re­ally elated and I am happy to get this win, but I give it all to God, be­cause He is the one that has caused this to hap­pen.”

Coach on win­ning: “This feels ex­cel­lent! Above all else, to God be the glory, all the time. The spellers came out and fol­lowed the in­struc­tions they were given. The feel­ing is awe­some.”


2. Ajani McFar­lane, Jessie Ripoll Pri­mary 3. Ash­leigh Jar­rett, Wolmer’s Prepara­tory 4. Jor­dan Wis­dom, Mav­isville Prepara­tory 5. Daniel Watkis, Wolmer’s Prepara­tory

Sowande Brown, Kingston Col­lege Ash­leigh Jar­rett, Wolmer’s Prepara­tory M-A-N-U-M-I-S-S-IO-N Hanif Brown, head coach, – Bee Spellers’ Coach­ing Pro­gramme 18 Kingston Col­lege’s Sowande Brown, Spell­ing Bee par­ish cham­pion for Kingston.

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