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Yellow Elder Primary student to participate in Scripps spelling bee

Kevin Williams, an 11-year-old avid reader and enthusiastic speller, will soon realize his dream to participate in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

The bee takes place May 26 to 31. He will participate through the RSVBee program. The fifth-grade Yellow Elder Primary student placed second in this year’s Bahamas National Spelling Bee, which was held on Sunday, March 10. Kevin won the Western New Providence District Spelling Bee on January 24, which qualified him to compete in the national bee. 

Yellow Elder Primary School Principal Pamela Armaly, along with her administrative team, staff and coach Barbara Moss are ensuring that Kevin embarks on a journey he will never forget. Kevin realizes that all skills come from God and that he must prepare to maximize his gifts. He continues to study word patterns, definitions and the etymology of words. Kevin said he loves literature, and studying new words and their meanings makes reading more enjoyable and meaningful.

Kevin is poised and has the markers for spelling success: self-motivation, a passionate coach, supportive time-on-task parents, and perseverance. Kevin will be a viable force as he represents his school and The Bahamas. His motto is, “Never give up, keep persevering.”

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