I am feeling very good, said 11-year old Rohit Sahijwani after emerging winner of this year’s Spelling Bee Competition.
Rohit was able to spell the winning word of the competition – Gicama – to fly above the 102 other spellers from schools across the country to be the ‘spellibrity’ of the year.
What helped the Delhi Public School International student to spell the magic word?
“I knew the word origin… [which was Spanish],” Rohit told Joy News.
The competition was organized in Accra, Saturday and was the 6th Edition.
For his prize, Rohit won a Delta Airline ticket to the United States to participate in the 86th Scripps Spelling Bee competition. He was also given a laptop from MTN and Gh˘ 400 airtime, as well as Gh˘1500 from Ecobank Junior Savings Account, a Gh˘500 from Ecobank for his school, products from Indomie, a gold medal and a certificate.
First runner-up Sedem Dzisi, a 12-year-old student of Madonna School in the Eastern Region, received a GH˘1200 Ecobank Junior Savings Account, a GH˘500 for his School, an MTN high speed modem and GH˘200 airtime, a certificate, a silver medal and products from Indomie.
While Darryl Thompson, also a 12-year-old student of Madona School emerged the second runner-up. He also received a GH˘1000 Ecobank Junior Savings Account, an MTN high speed modem, a Gh˘ 500 for his school, a GH˘100 airtime, a certificate, a bronze medal and products from Indomie.
The Spelling bee Country Director, Eugenia Tachie-Menson was hopeful that Rohit would make Ghana proud at the international competition.