PHOTOS: Seven advance to The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee final
Seven spellers have advanced to this afternoon's final of The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee Competition.
Britney Allen from deCarteret College - Manchester
Alliyah Deroux of Glen Stuart Primary - St Elizabeth
Jehu Bent of Kingston College - Kingston
Sara-Beth McPherson of Holy Childhood High - St Andrew
Greig Campbell of St Mary High School - St Mary
Sowande Brown from Tomlinson Christian Academy - St Ann
Jessica McKnight of Unity Primary School - Westmoreland
The other spellers who were eliminated in the semi finals are:
Shauna Taylor of Airy Castle Primary - St Thomas
Nickolai Roberts from Port Antonio Primary - Portland
Abhinav Nallapati, student of Glenmuir Prep - Clarendon
Anuoke Matthews, student of Spanish Town Primary - St Catherine
Natahlia Miller of Hague Primary & Infant - Trelawny
Shaquille Chapman, a student of John's Hall All Age - St James
Jemoy Jarrett, Bethel Primary & Junior High - Hanover
Very early in the competition Jessica McKnight inadvertently began spelling FALCON, the word given to a previous contestant.
She caught herself midway though her spelling, however rules disallowed her from changing letters she previously said. Her word was GADGET.
Other words missed by the students were gazetteer, harangue, obsolete, seismic, gerontology, nonchalant and rapport.
Tajaun Gibbison of Knox College won last year's competition.
WATCH: The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee Finals here
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