No fewer than 150 secondary pupils gathered last Wednesday at the Hall of New Era secondary school in surulere,Lagos State to participate in a spelling competition organised by Miss Grand Nigeria, Princess Agunbiade.
According to her, the competition is aimed at developing the innate skills of the students in the state, creating good reading habits and helping them improve their spelling skills, their vocabulary and develop correct English usage.
Mariam Salami from Gbaja Girls Junior High School and Taiwo Akinniliba from New Era Girls Senior High School both went home with brand new laptops, school bags, shopping vouchers and customized T-shirts as they emerged as the top winners.
While their 1st runner ups Victory Orji from Stadium Junior High School and Temitope Omoniyi from Onitolo Senior High School both went home with tablets, school bags, shopping vouchers, customized T-shirts and writing materials.
The Hosts for the event Tomike Alayande and Beddie Rodrigo in their closing remark thanked the organizer and also noted that the competition will, over the years, help boost the students’ confidence, create a healthy rivalry among the students and draw out their intellectual capabilities.
The judges for the event were: Mrs Gbemi Alabi (Director, Willow Hall School)Mr Kuforiji. O.O (Assistant Director of Education and English language Tutor; New Era Senior Girls School)Miss Margaret Okpor (Software Developer; Secure Records Inc)