Studying was easy for Clarendon champ
May Pen, Clarendon:
1. Deneiro Hines, Glenmuir High
2. Antwaun James, Knox College
3. Nathaniel Stone, Mineral Heights Primary
4. Wadada Dixon, Denbigh High
5. Shekelia Medley, Knox College
Top boy: Deneriro Hines, Glenmuir High
Top girl: Wadada Dixon, Denbigh High
Winning word: D-E-C-E-D-E-N-T
Coach: Errol Campbell
Number of spellers: 33
This is Deneiro's first time participating in The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee. He said preparing for the parish final was easy for him because studying is something he enjoys. He started studying the day after GSAT this year. The 12-year-old admits that he didn't try to join any clubs or sports teams upon entering high school because he was focusing on preparing for parish finals. He loves cricket though, and intends to join the team as soon as possible. His favourite player is all-rounder Andre Russell.
His coach states that preparing Deneiro was easy because he is dedicated and he applies what is taught.
Deneiro on winning: "I feel elated!"
Coach on winning: "Today is a testament to hard work. It has been a very challenging process, but we stick to it and came out on top. To God be the glory. We are winners today."