Manchester’s Drizel sends warning to other parish champions
1. ↓Drizel Wilson, Manchester High
2. ↓Dominic Mitchell, Manchester High
3. ↓Taevion Morgan, El Instituto de Mandevilla
4. ↓Siri Numsum, Belair Preparatory
5. ↓Cerina Scott, Mandeville Primary
Top Boy: Dominic Mitchell, Manchester High
Top Girl: Drizel Wilson, Manchester High
Winning word: Q-U-I-X-O-T-I-C
Coach: Barrington Wilson
Number of spellers: 32
Drizel on winning: “I feel very elated and proud of myself, and I am glad that I made my family, my school, my friends and classmates proud.”
Drizel thinks this is the year she will dominate the national championship.
“I think I can take nationals because I have the patience, the stability and the knowledge to win,” she said yesterday after coming out on top in the Manchester spelldown.
Drizel to the other parish finalists: “Start packing your bags because I’m coming to win!”
Facts about Drizel:
– She is coached by her father Barrington Wilson.
– She first entered the competition when she was six years old, when she placed sixth.
– She was parish champion in 2016.
– She is 13 years old and in grade eight.
– She loves to listen to music.
– Her favourite song is Versace on the Floor by Bruno Mars.
– Her favourite television show is SpongeBob SquarePants.
– She is part of the 4-H Club at Manchester High.
– This is Drizel’s final chance to participate in the Bee.
Barrington Wilson is not new to being the coach of a parish champion. He has now six parish championship titles under his belt, two of which belong to his daughter, Drizel.
Coach on winning: “I’m thrilled! This one is most meaningful to me – my daughter’s win. I regard it as that which has saved my honour. I prayed and asked the Lord to give my daughter another chance, and I am happy that the Lord has answered.”