PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Another summer vacation has ended and while the students are settling back into the classroom, some students aged 9-10 years will be preparing for the Scotiabank Rotary-Rotaract Spelling Bee Competition, which the main organizer ‘The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle’ has been planning for the last ten months. The main sponsor for the Spelling Bee is Scotiabank. The event will start with the preliminaries on Sunday October 15th.
The 10 winners of the preliminaries will head into the semi-finals on Sunday October 22nd. The five winners of the semifinals will head to the finals on Sunday October 29th.
All three events are being held at ‘The Belair Community Center’, Mid Isle and the Sunrise Rotaract Club encourage all parents, family, friends and the public to come out and support the students. There will be a prize for the school with the best crowd of supporters. Food and drinks will be available for the children during the breaks.
As in previous years, participating schools will benefit from the proceeds of ‘The Spelling Bee’ by being able to submit a ‘Wish List’ for any item they may need at their prospective school. In previous years wish list items have included projectors, screens, and computers etc. All participants will receive goody bags while winning pupils and schools receive additional prizes.
For the second year participating students will have the benefit of four tutorial sessions being held at the USM on Saturday September 23rd and 30th and Saturday October 7th and 13th.
Last years’ finalist were asked for their comments on the Spelling Bee and their comments ranged from ‘It was good’, ‘It was fun’, ‘It was a lot of words’, ‘They learnt many words’ and ‘There was a lot of studying that had to be done’
Mid Isle would like to take this opportunity to thank the main sponsor of ‘The Scotiabank Rotary-Rotaract Spelling Bee Competition, Scotiabank.
The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle meets Tuesday at 7pm at Mary’s Boone in Simpson Bay. For more information please contact email@example.com or visit our face book page Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle.