Spelling bee participants are being prepared for the preliminary round.
POND ISLAND–Four tutorials sessions have been organized to inspire participants competing in the 2018 Scotiabank Rotary-Rotaract Spelling Bee.
Due to the success of previous sessions hosted by The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle it was decided to hold four sessions this year. Two tutorial sessions already took place at the University of St. Maarten (USM) on Pond Island on September 8 and September 15. The next two sessions will be held at USM on Saturday, September 22 and September 29, 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Volunteers will be assisting the children in pairs, and sometimes, also individually to practice. “This method really works. Of course, the participants will need to continue to practice in school and at home. All Spelling Bee participants are invited and encouraged to attend the remaining two tutorial sessions,” Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle said in a statement.
To date 11 St. Maarten schools have registered for the Spelling Bee. There will also be participants from Anguilla.
The preliminary round kicks off at Belair Community Center on Sunday, October 14. The top 15 highest scorers from the preliminary round will head to the semi-final round on Sunday, October 21.
The top five highest scorers from the semi-final round will head to the final round on Sunday, October 28. Parents, family members and friends are all invited to come out and support the participants.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/80859-four-tutorial-sessions-for-spelling-bee-participants