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Dimapur, January 4 (MExN): The Nagaland Wiz Spell Bee students marked the first time participation in the National Wiz Spell Bee Competition held at South City International School, Kolkata on December 26 and 27. It was a mega event where 20 lakh students from 5500 schools from all over India originally enrolled for the competition.
Out of these, only 690 students were selected for the national grant finale. Wiz National Spell Bee Nagaland, Coordinator Meyirenla Yaden in a press release said that the competition was tough as they come with the bests in the country battling it out in two rounds. First was the ‘Spell it Right’ round, where elimination was done on a miss-and-out basis. Participants were eliminated once they misspell a word from the 6th word onward. Once they get through this, they entered the ‘Pronunciation Key’ round. Here, students were presented with phonetic symbols in slides and participants had to identify the words, spell it out and explain their meanings in just ten seconds.
“It is a matter of pride that all the seven students representing Nagaland did exceptionally well in that they all bagged trophies and certificates in all the six categories of the competition,” Aren added in the note.
In Category 1 Viraj Jain of The Maple Tree School, Dimapur was ranked 36 out of 136 participants, in Category 2 Theca Aiden Kevichusa of The Maple Tree School, Dimapur was ranked 15th out of 130 participants, in Category 3, Beshingam Chinir of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School Dimapur was ranked 19th out of 129 participants, in Category 4 Maria Goretti Bech of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School Dimapur was ranked 19th out of 123 participants, in Category 5 Mhonroni Tungoe of The Maple Tree School, Dimapur was ranked 25th out of 104 participants, and in Category 6 Imlikokla Pongen of Little Flower Higher Secondary School was ranked 25th and Sulivi Sagarika of Delhi Public School Dimapur was ranked 13th out of 68 participants.
Further, it informed that the enrollment for the same competition for 2017 has begun. Therefore, interested schools may contact the co-coordinator of the state for further information/queries @ 9862824769 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.