First and second place winners (holding trophies) with teachers, Rotarians and supporters from Anguilla.
ANGUILLA–Anguillian pupils Ayana Carty from the Alwyn Allison Richardson Primary School and Zakkai Lake from the Valley Primary School placed first and second, respectively, in the just completed final round of the annual Rotary Spelling Bee competition. The finals were held at the Belair Community Centre in St. Maarten, on Sunday, October 28. Carty spelled all twenty words correctly while Lake spelled nineteen words correctly.
The Spelling Bee was sponsored by Scotiabank, the Rotary Club of St. Maarten Mid-Isle, the Rotaract Club of St. Maarten Sunrise, as well as the Rotary Club of Anguilla.
Rotary Club of Anguilla President Carolyn Richardson-Hodge along with Rotarians Karl Woodley, Youth Service Director and Jeritza Samuel, Service Projects Director, led a delegation of Rotarians, teachers, coaches and parents to the challenging but successful Spelling Bee finals. Richardson-Hodge stated, “We are extremely proud of these students and asked the Anguillian Community to join in congratulating Ayana Carty and Zakkai Lake for representing Anguilla and the Rotary Club of Anguilla so well.” She added, “The theme for Rotary International 2018 is ‘Be the Inspiration,’ and Rotary District 7020’s theme is ‘Empower the Young Generation,’ therefore the success of this competition has certainly fulfilled both themes.”
The Rotary Club of Anguilla thanks Scotiabank Anguilla and the Department of Education for making it possible for the youth to attend the competition.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/82125-anguilla-has-top-winners-in-rotary-spelling-bee