Bahamian students excel at Knights Florida Spelling Bee
Students representing the Catholic Board of Education of the Archdiocese of Nassau again excelled in their respective divisions at the Annual Knights of Columbus Florida Spelling Bee Competition.
Gabrielle Edwards of Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic School, Grand Bahama took second place in the Grade 5-6 Division, and Johnathan Johnson of Xavier’s Lower School, Nassau was third in the Grade 7-8 Division.
Edwards and Johnson were the top two spellers in the recent 49th Archdiocesan Spelling Bee Competition in Nassau, and earned spots in the Annual Knights of Columbus Florida Spelling Bee Competition.
The Knights of Columbus Councils in The Bahamas Nassau Council 10415, Grand Bahama Council 10647, West Nassau Council 11755, and North Eleuthera Council 12962 annually sponsor the two winners and a parent to the Florida competition held in Kissimmee, Florida.
“Our Councils are pleased to assist these students to this competition where they have either won a division or returned with recognition in the top three spots. The District expresses its gratitude to the teachers and coaches of the students and the Catholic Board of Education for overseeing the annual competition in The Bahamas that allows us to feature our students at the Florida competition,”said Knights District Deputy, Gregory Christie.