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'A tedious competition, but I liked it' - Jadaqae

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2015 | 3:43 PM
Jadaqae Johnson, St Ann Parish champion, collects her trophy at the St John's Anglican Church on Tuesday afternoon.

 Ocho Rios, St Ann

Name: Jadaqae Johnson
Age: 10
School: Tomlinson’s Christian Academy
Coach: Meleithia Green
Winning word: Anonymous

Top 5
1. Jadaqae Johnson, Tomlinson’s Christian Academy
2. Jordan Hewitt, United Learning Centre Prep
3. Tai-Rique Ellis, Tomlinson’s Christian Academy
4. Roshae Williams, Golden Grove All-Age
5. Jhadae Masters, Turnberry Primary

Quote: "I’m really happy because I studied to show myself approved, as the Bible says, and I know that hard work pays success. It was a tedious competition, but I liked it.”

About almost losing the competition: “Well, I was really sad because I thought he (Jordan) was going to get it right and win, and I thought I would be the champion girl still. But when he got the word wrong I knew I would be the champion girl and I would go to Kingston to support my parish.”

To the other parish finalists: “You guys need to watch out for me because I’m going to be a lot difficult (to beat), so study hard. I’m coming to win.”

Jadaqae's coach, Meleithia Green: It’s a happy win, a co-worker called this the trinity since its our third straight win. Hard word does bring success. It was tedious at times, long days, long nights, weekends, but study to show thyself approved and that’s what my spellers did and she came out on top.”

Green on preparation for nationals: “I am really thankful to The Gleaner for having seminars to get the coaches well prepared, because at first, I felt like fish out of water, but now I am prepared. I know what to do.