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Spelling Bee | Taevion came to win ... and he did

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Taevion Morgan from Know Junior School is the Manchester champion for The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee.


Mandeville, Manchester: Mandeville Parish Church Hall


1. Taevion Morgan, Knox Junior School

2. Drizel Wilson, Manchester High School

3. Gabrielle Dunkley, El Instituto De Mandevilla

4. Makoto Lilly, Mt St Joseph Preparatory School

5. Shyera Beckford, Mt St Joseph Preparatory School

Top Boy: Taevion Morgan, Knox Junior School

Top Girl: Drizel Wilson, Manchester High School

Winning word: R-U-P-E-S-T-R-I-A-N

Coach: Barrington Wilson

Number of spellers: 32

Taevion on winning: "I feel very happy. I felt that I could win the competition and I did."


Facts about Taevion:


- He is seven years old.

- He is in grade three.

- He started studying for Spelling Bee in May.

- He loves to play basketball and football.

- He is a member of the 4-H Club at his school.

- He also holds a green belt in karate.

Barrington Wilson is not new to being the coach of a parish champion. He now has five parish championships under his belt; which include his daughter, Drizel Wilson, who was parish champion in 2016 and this year's top girl for the parish.

Coach on winning: "I am overwhelmed and happy for him, but also for the school because they needed this win."

Sharee Morgan (Mom): "He said he came to win it and that's what he did. I am excited and I am surprised because I knew that he could complete the book because he knew all the words, but I wasn't sure he would be able to spell the unseen words and that's what made him win - the unseen words."