Rotary Mid-Isle President Denise Antrobus, Rotoract President Lerissa and Spelling Bee Chair Grace.
PHILIPSBURG–Twenty-nine pupils of sixteen local primary schools and two schools in Anguilla participated in the 2018 Scotiabank and Rotary-Rotaract Spelling Bee. Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle invited two persons from each school that participated in the Spelling Bee to its meeting at Wasabi Charlie on Tuesday, March 12, to receive their wish list items.
Each school that participated had been asked to submit a wish list of three items the school needed. Joining Mid-Isle at its meeting were representatives of Seventh-Day Adventist School, Hillside Christian Schools Asha Stevens campus, Ruby Labega School, Oranje Primary School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr School, Marie Genevieve de Weever School, Sister Regina School, St. Dominic Primary School, St. Joseph School, Methodist Agogic Centre (MAC) John A. Gumbs campus and MAC Browlia Maillard Campus.
Unfortunately, Leonald Conner School and the Anguilla schools were unable to attend. Their items will be presented at a later date.
Items on the wish list included Smart TVs, letter cutter, heavy duty stapler, laminating machine, arts and crafts materials, speaker, printer/scanner/copier, playground equipment, copy paper, bulletin boards, toner, picnic tables, art easels, an outdoor water cooler, projectors, radio, standing fans, tablets, digital camera and an air fryer.
Chairwoman of the 2018 Scotiabank and Rotary-Rotaract Spelling Bee Grace Linger said it had been a pleasure hosting the spelling bee last year and she is looking forward to the spelling bee in October this year. She also informed the schools, that she will not be the chairperson for this year, but will fully support the new chair who will take over.
After the presentation, New Generations Director Jon Hart was introduced as the Chairman for the 2019 Spelling Bee. He informed the gathering that the 2019 Spelling Bee will be held on October 20, October 27, and November 3, and once again, due to popular demand, tutorials will be held prior to the spelling bee.
The objective of the spelling bee is to improve literacy and enhance the pupils’ educational experience. Once again, with Scotiabank’s commitment, Mid-Isle was able to bring off another successful spelling bee.
Mid Isle President Denise Antrobus said it takes a team to pull off an event like this, and thanked main sponsor Scotiabank, all Mid-Isle Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors, all sponsors, donors, participants, teachers, family, friends and supporters, without whom this Spelling Bee would not have been as successful as it was. “We look forward to your support for the 2019 Spelling Bee,” she said.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/86059-rotary-mid-isle-presents-wish-list-for-spelling-bee