A champion speller will be crowned on Friday as the National Spelling Bee Finals will take place in Corozal Town. A total of twelve finalists are making their last minute preparations for the big day. Representing Orange Walk Town are Jafet Munoz from Trial Farm Government School and Aaliyah Leiva from Louisiana Government School. Students representing Corozal are Aimee Gonzalez from the Corozal Nazarene School and Mishtony Castillo from the Seventh Day Adventist School. The event is one organized by the Bowen and Bowen Group Ltd and the Ministry of Education for the past 21 years. Last year’s champion, ten year old Shanalee Gayap of Solid Rock Academy in the Stann Creek District was the youngest speller in history. The 21st Annual Spelling bee finals will commence at 9:30am at the Corozal Community College Auditorium. We’ll have full coverage and bring you the winner in Friday’s newscast.
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