Saturday, January 18, 2014
The Spelling bee Contest that was a surprise-2
After that each contestant was asked to say their names and spell it loudly. And then the contest began. The organizers were using one of the more popular dictionaries to get their words to ask the contestants and one by one each name were called out and a line made and words were given and they had to be fist spoken, then spelt out and then spoken again so that everybody can understand. The nouns with capital letters first had to spell exactly the way they were written. And although some of the words were relatively difficult to spell while the pronunciation was different but it was appropriate for 4th and 5th graders. In the first few rounds not many kids were eliminated but as the competition heated up there seemed to be more pressure on kids to deliver. In between the rounds, several breaks were given to give some of the kids pause to drink water and go to the restroom. As the kids who spelled a word wrong kept on getting eliminated, the excitement was building up with us as we never expected our daughter to go beyond a certain level and her turn kept on coming up faster as there were fewer kids remaining to compete and then the unthinkable happened and she was the last girl standing and won the top prize of a gift card worth 75.00 U.S. dollars. I could not believe and neither could my wife and my daughter, it was shocking that we did not expect her to win, just to compete and have some experience and she completely won the event over so many other contestant. We gave her a big hug and got ice cream for her later that night. The next stop is the regional next month, so stay tuned for that.