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Brief: Milliner-Bowsky Elementary Student Tops in Spelling Bee

April 4, 2008 — Quiannah Potter, a third-grader at the Yvonne E. Milliner-Bowsky Elementary School, won the 2008 St. Thomas-St. John District Primary Spelling Bee Friday at the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School.
The spelling bee lasted 13 rounds and drew 24 second and third grade students representing parochial, private, and public schools, according to a news release from the Department of Education.
The other finalists:
— first runner-up: Mekhi Clement, second grader at the Wesleyan Academy;
— second runner-up: Givadaune Sprauve, third grader at St. Thomas Seventh-Day Adventist School;
— third runner-up: Kalil Todman, third grader at E. Benjamin Oliver Elementary School;
— fourth runner-up: Shadorn Daly, third grader at Lockhart Elementary School; and
— fifth runner-up: Kenisha Richardson, third grader at Evelyn E. Marcelli Elementary School.
All of the participants were awarded books, certificates, participation pins and trophies. Additionally, the top spellers were awarded placement trophies, savings bonds, electronic dictionaries and gift certificates. The champion was awarded a Sony digital camera.
The 2008 St. Thomas-St. John District Primary Spelling Bee was sponsored by the Office of the Insular Superintendent, St. Thomas-St. John; AFT Local 1825; attorney Joseph Caines; St. Thomas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Pearson Education Caribbean; Scholastic; Bread and Cakes Bakery; Subway, Tutu Park Mall; and Pizza Amore.
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April 4, 2008 -- Quiannah Potter, a third-grader at the Yvonne E. Milliner-Bowsky Elementary School, won the 2008 St. Thomas-St. John District Primary Spelling Bee Friday at the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School.
The spelling bee lasted 13 rounds and drew 24 second and third grade students representing parochial, private, and public schools, according to a news release from the Department of Education.
The other finalists:
-- first runner-up: Mekhi Clement, second grader at the Wesleyan Academy;
-- second runner-up: Givadaune Sprauve, third grader at St. Thomas Seventh-Day Adventist School;
-- third runner-up: Kalil Todman, third grader at E. Benjamin Oliver Elementary School;
-- fourth runner-up: Shadorn Daly, third grader at Lockhart Elementary School; and
-- fifth runner-up: Kenisha Richardson, third grader at Evelyn E. Marcelli Elementary School.
All of the participants were awarded books, certificates, participation pins and trophies. Additionally, the top spellers were awarded placement trophies, savings bonds, electronic dictionaries and gift certificates. The champion was awarded a Sony digital camera.
The 2008 St. Thomas-St. John District Primary Spelling Bee was sponsored by the Office of the Insular Superintendent, St. Thomas-St. John; AFT Local 1825; attorney Joseph Caines; St. Thomas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Pearson Education Caribbean; Scholastic; Bread and Cakes Bakery; Subway, Tutu Park Mall; and Pizza Amore.
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.