Saturday, June 5, 2010
Spell it right!
AnamikaVeeramani of New Royalton spells it right! And the word is s t r o m u h r. I wasn't an A1 student during my heydays but I was and still is so fond watching this kind of competition. In fact I can vividly remember the time when one of the competitors of this famous Spelling Bee in the Philippines way way back was the son of the equally famous actress Miss Rita Gomez.
The Caltex Spelling Bee champion (1969) was Romeo Solis Jr. of Don Bosco Technical Institute Mandaluyong and the first runner-up was Ronald Bregendahl (son of the late actors Ric Rodrigo and Rita Gomez) of San Beda College. The year before, Cynthia Patag of Iloilo placed third in the spelling bee contest.
-from Showbiz Trivia
And it's not that easy. I can truly say that every words to spell will wrench your head. I think this 14 yo girl is from an Indian descent. And we all know that Indians are quite impressively eloquent, take the case of Miss Sushmita Sen who bagged the 1994 Miss Universe title held here in Manila. She captured the hearts of many that time because she answered every question articulately impressive.
Now, like how Sen won her title, Anamika makes it also to be a winner... of the 83rd National Scripps Spelling Bee Contest.
I just hope they'll revive this kind of contest here in our country where kids will be encouraged and trained more to spell words correctly. Any educational competition is helpful to young and those who are not so young too. Whatever happened to LG Quiz? We're happy to see Vic Sotto's Who Wants to be a Millionaire via Channel 5. We need a lot of recaps please.....