The South-East Regional Competition of the Nigeria Spelling Bee was held on the 13th of May, 2017.
The regional event was well contested with 38 spellers from the South-Eastern states of Abia, Anambra, Enugu and Imo showcasing their spelling prowess for a chance to be one of 5 national finalists from the region.
At the end of the contest that lasted 6 rounds, Ugonna Ndubuisi Magdalene (033) of MOUAU Secondary School emerged the best speller from the South-East region to clinch a spot at the National Final coming up in Abuja.
Other spellers to qualify for the National Final include Anyaeche Mmesoma (001) of Beth-Roots Schools, Onitsha; Chima-Edward Joy (006) of MOUAU Secondary School; Jane Chidera Nwachukwu (016) of His Grace High School, Enugu; and Obinna K. Ukonne of Royal Rock Academy.
Each speller received a satchel containing study materials for the national finals.
These spellers will compete to be the Nigeria Spelling Bee Champion. Winners at the National Finals will win scholarship awards worth One Million Naira for the Champion and a chance to represent Nigeria at the African Spelling Bee competition in Kenya in July.
We say a big “Thank You” to all the participants, coaches, parents and other guests for making the event a memorable one for all the spellers. Our appreciation also goes to MOUAU Secondary School for successfully hosting the regional competition. See photo updates below.