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The English-Speaking Union Chile 

Congratulations to the winners of the Santiago Spelling Bee!

September 12th, 2017

On Thursday, 7th September, in the amazing Sala Arrau in Santiago’s Teatro Municipal, public schools from Santiago Centro came together to find the best spellers in Santiago.

 

The participating schools were as follows:

1) Liceo Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra

2) Instituto Nacional

3) Liceo de Aplicación

4) Escuela Básica República Oriental del Uruguay

5) Escuela Básica Salvador Sanfuentes

The competition started at 9.30 with the registration process and opening ceremony, as well as an inspiring speech from ESU Chile's Chairman, Jonathan Callund. 

Throughout the morning, students from 1st to 8th grade performed admirably, spelling a series of challenging words in front of a panel of expert judges and the support of their classmates and teachers. The competition was divided into 4 categories: 1st and 2nd grade, 3rd and 4th grade, 5th and 6th grade and, finally, 7th and 8th grade. The latter was an especially tough and tight competition, with 14 students fighting it out until the end!

After a full morning of spelling, the deserved winners of the competition were the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, Escuela Básica República Oriental del Uruguay celebrated their team effort by taking home this year's trophy for the overall winning school.  

We want to thank all the students for participating and for making this event so memorable!

1st and 2nd grade

3rd and 4th grade

5th and 6th grade

7th and 8th grade