Spelling Bee: 14 parish champs vie for 2016 title

The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee is now underway at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel. 

Fourteen parish champions from across Jamaica are facing off in the finals.

The students who emerged as winners from the parish finals of the competition are vying for the coveted place to represent Jamaica at the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 29-June 1.

The 14 bees for 2016 are:

1. Broughton Primary School – Rodney Sommerville

2. Hanover Pre & Preparatory School – Michaela Harvey

St. James 
3. Johns Hall – Jayden Forbes

4. Norwich Primary School – Rhonoya Anderson

St. Mary 
5. St Mary High School – Greig Campbell Jr

St. Thomas 
6. Morant Bay Primary – Lando Fullerton

St. Ann 
7. Tomlinson’s Christian Academy – Jadaqae Johnson

8. Hague Primary – Natahlia Miller

9. Glenmuir High School – Larona Clayton

10. Manchester High School – Ojea Sheckleford

St. Elizabeth 
11. Brompton Primary – Cadejah Adams

St. Catherine 
12. McAuley Primary School – Israel Burnett

St. Andrew 
13. Ardenne High – Chaunte’ Blackwood

14. Wolmer’s Prep – Assana Thompson