Cadejah ready for sacrifice
1. Cadejah Adams, Hampton School
2. Natania Anderson, Glen Stuart Primary
3. Jhanelle Brown, Burnt Savannah Primary
4. Ozaro Brooks, Burnt Savannah Primary
5. Najeer Nish, Black River Primary
Top Boy: Ozaro Brooks, Burnt Savannah Primary
Top Girl: Cadejah Adams, Hampton School
Winning word: A-G-O-R-A-P-H-O-B-I-A
Coach: Sheena McKenzie- Scott
Number of spellers: 52
This is Cadejah's second time winning the competition. She represented the parish in 2015. She said she was prepared to participate last year, but there were problems with her registration that led her to miss out on the chance to compete.
This year's preparation was rigorous. Over the summer, they had frequent sessions, which included weekends, but her coach thought the process was easier because of her prior experience.
Moving forward to nationals, both Cadejah and her coach say it's going to be hard, and they will have to get more sessions in, but the sacrifice must be made.
The now-13-year-old is in grade eight and loves to watch television and read. Her favourite books are from the Nancy Drew and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
She is a member of the Mathematics Club and admits that she recently did a test to be a part of the Interact Club and is awaiting the results.
She would like to become and entrepreneur, but is unsure about the specifics of which business.
Cadejah on winning: "I feel so proud of myself."
Coach on winning: "I am really elated, I feel good. "