“God’s Own State” came alive on Saturday the 16th of March as the Nigeria Spelling Bee held the Abia State Level Qualifier of the competition at the Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture Secondary School Umudike.
Schools from around Abia State and environs came to clinch a slot to represent the State at the Regional Qualifier of the contest.
After some exciting rounds of showing their spelling prowess, these spellers made it as the top spellers in Abia State:
Azih Daniel Ekene of Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu
Benjamin Chimaobi of Covenant High School, Umule, Aba
Brown-West .S. Julia Nengi of Deeper Life High School Aba Campus
Chukwuma Nnenna of Victory College International, Aba
Ejikem Blessing of Covenant High School, Umule, Aba
Lugbe Rebecca Biranwin of Deeper Life High School Aba Campus
Ogwo Joel Emenike of Victory College International, Aba
Okoro .K. David Model of Deeper Life High School Aba Campus
Okoroafor Preston Chinemerem of Marist Brother’s Juniorate
Ubi Stellamaris Obase Osuuwake of Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu Abia State
Udoka Chiamaka Margret of Deeper Life High School, Owerri Campus
Uttams Emmanuel Chigozie of Deeper Life High School
Azuogu Mary- Treasure of Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture Demonstration Secondary School, Umudike
Candice Onyinyechi Azubuike of Covenant High School Umule, Aba
Chime Angelo Chibueze of Marist Brothers Juniorate, Uturu
Chukwudi Ifeoma of Covenant High School, Umule, Aba
Maduforo Victor Uchechukwu of Marist Brothers Juniorate, Uturu
Mmegwa Arumonye Valery of Marist Brothers Juniorate, Uturu
Mmonwe Chidera Henry of Marist Brothers Juniorate Uturu, Abia State
Ngene Favour Ifechukwu of Winners International College, Nkpor
Niogwe-Mackins Testimony Somtochukwu of Marist Brothers Juniorate, Uturu, Abia State
Nnadi Courage Nmerichukwu of Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu
Nwabuokwu Chigozie Gerard of Marist Brothers Juniorate Uturu, Abia State
Otugo Uchenna Emmanuel of Marist Brothers Juniorate, Uturu
Uel Chiamaka Nsofor of Deeper Life High School, Owerri Campus
Both junior and senior top Spellers will go on to represent Abia State at the South-East Regional Qualifier, facing Spellers from 4 other states such as Ebonyi, Imo, Enugu and Anambra.
At the national finals, these Spellers will have an opportunity to win a ₦1,000,000 scholarship (Snr) or a ₦100,000 cash prize (Jnr) among other exciting prizes.
The 6 national champions will also win an all-expenses-paid trip to represent Nigeria at the African Spelling Bee 2019 in Uganda.
Our sincere appreciation goes to the Host School, MOUAU Demonstration Secondary School for providing a conducive hosting environment for the Abia State Qualifier of the Nigeria Spelling Bee competition.
We wish to extend our utmost appreciation to all supportive parents who made out time to come and witness and encourage their Spellers. Our appreciation also goes to the hardworking coaches who invested much time into the success of the Spellers. We also say a big Thank You to all participating schools who registered their students for the contest.