Bees with the Archer sting
Rev Glen Archer has coached 26 champions in the National Spelling Bee Competition.
From 1993 to 2009, Rev Archer 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
Scripps Howard Spelling Bee Champion Jody-Anne Maxwell and coach, Rev. Glen Archer, on their arrival in Jamaica after competing in the American National Spelling Bee Competition.
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 Preparatory
2005 Stacey-Ann Pearson - Ardenne High School
2006 Rosanna Pike - Ardenne High School
2007 Regina Bish - Campion College
Champion coach Rev. Glen Archer congratulates Regina Bish after she won The Gleaner's Children's Own 2007 Spelling Bee All-Island Championship at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in February 2007.
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
A proud Tajaun Gibbison (right, foreground) on his arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport last year. Others in the picture are (from left) the Rev Glen Archer, Tajaun's coach; Nordia Craig, The Gleaner's manager, business development and marketing; and Yvonne Gibbison, Tajaun's mother.
2015: Rev Archer was in hospital when his St Andrew Champion Sara-Beth McPherson won the Spelling Bee finals in Kingston.
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However, Archer's former Spelling Champion Hanif Brown took over the reins and brought McPherson to glory.