It was a wonderful experience at the Kwara State Qualifier of the Nigeria Spelling Bee (2019 Season) conducted on the 13th of October 2018.
The event began with the presentation of awards. Among the awards presented were:
- Man of the Year 2018 Award: presented to Pst. (Dr) James Ndako. The Chairman Local Organizing Committee of the 2018 Season’s National Finals of the competition for his selfless service and dedication to the success of the Nigeria Spelling Bee and the education of the Nigerian Child in general.
- The Supporter of the Year Award: this was presented to Landmark University Omo-Aran for the enormous support it provided to the organizers of the Nigeria Spelling Bee as well as the National Finalists of the 2018 Season.
- National Host Appreciation: presented to Landmark University for hosting the National Finalists of the 2018 Season who came from all over Nigeria for the event and their coaches.
- Certificates of Recognition: presented to the amazing students of Landmark University who served as chaperones to the National Finalists during their stay for the period of the National Finals.
The contest then began in earnest with spellers who came from all over Kwara State vying to be the best spellers who will represent Nigeria at subsequent levels of the competition. The following spellers will represent Kwara State in the Junior category at the North-East regional qualifier.
- Aiyelabegan Aisha Abdul of Chaste Intellect International School, Ilorin
- Inyang Mitchell of Roemichs International School
- Ezechukwu Naomi of Landmark University Secondary School
- Kazeem Kamaldeen Adeshina of Chaste Intellect International School, Ilorin
- Tolu-Quadri Hameerah of Swot Charter Schools
- Adewoye Joyce Oyinloluwa of Deeper Life High School, Ilorin Campus
- Adewumi Adedoyin of Landmark University Secondary School
- Taiwo Oluwadamilola of Roemichs International School
- Adeyemo Iseoluwa Samuel of Deeper Life High School, Ilorin Campus
The below-listed spellers will represent the state in the Senior Category at the Regional level
- Olawoyin Omogbolade of Landmark University Secondary School
- Odeh Eunice Abidemi of Rehoboth College
- Obiora Charles Chiderah of St.Joseph Centenary Catholic College, G.R.A, Ilorin Kwara State
- Irukera Toluwalase of St.Joseph Centenary College G.R.A, Ilorin
- Adeleke Ayomide of Adesoye College Offa
- Abdulazeez Muhammad Bello of Adesoye College Offa
- Oluwadurotimi Orilede of Adesoye College Offa
- Sadiq Rayhan Olarewaju of Chaste Intellect International Scholl, Illorin
- Oseni Ifeoluwa of Roemichs International Schools
We want to take the opportunity to especially thank Chaste Intellect international School for hosting the competition by providing a conducive environment for the success of the Kwara State Qualifier.
Our thanks also go to all coaches, parents and schools for participating in the competition.
The competition continues around Nigeria with Nasarawa, Benue and Imo states next week.