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Glen Archer's Spelling Bee champions

Published:Monday | February 16, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The Reverend Glen Archer has coached 26 champions in the National Spelling Bee Competition. From 1993 to 2009, he coached 17 consecutive champions.

He was also the coach of Jody-Anne Maxwell (then of Ardenne High School), the 1998 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee champion and the only non-American to have won that title.

1986: Karla McNish - Ardenne High

1987: Garfield Grandison - Ardenne High

1988: Rusanna Roberts - Ardenne High

1989: Ludlow Hoilett - Ardenne High

1990: Janice Maxwell - Ardenne High

1993: Charles Deans - Ardenne High

1994: Shanna Ricketts - Ardenne High

1995: Orville Ramocan - Ardenne High

1996: Jason James - Ardenne High

1997: Jody-Anne Maxwell - Ardenne High

1998: Kathryn Lewis - Ardenne High

1999: Romell Newby - Ardenne High

2000: Rhea Brathwaite - Ardenne High

2001: Daniel Thomas - Ardenne High

2002: Alicia Forrest - Ardenne High

2003: Trudy McLeary - Ardenne High

2004: Cornel Grey - Portmore Missionary Prep

2005: Stacey-Ann Pearson - Ardenne High

2006: Rosanna Pike - Ardenne High School

2007: Regina Bish - Campion College

2008: Sade Dunbar - Immaculate Conception High School

2009: Shari-Jo Miller - Bishop Gibson High School

2011: Hanif Brown, Jr - Ardenne High School

2012: Gifton Wright - Kingston College

2013: Christian Allen - Ardenne High

2014: Tajaun Gibbison - Knox College

2015: Archer was in hospital when his St Andrew Champion Sara-Beth McPherson won the Spelling Bee finals in Kingston.