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Jayden makes it two in a row for Johns Hall

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Jayden Forbes, of Johns Hall All Age School, shows off his trophy after winning the St James final of The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee competition at The Hollis Peter Lynch Building in the parish.

Montego Bay, St James

Name: Jayden Forbes
Age: 12
School: Johns Hall All-Age
Coach: Kay-ann Robinson
Winning word: S-O-V-E-R-E-I-G-N

Top 5
1. Jayden Forbes, John’s Hall All Age
2. Arnav Mupurri, Mt Alvernia Prep
3. Chloe Morgan, Barracks Road Primary
4. Mark Sterling, Albion Primary and Junior High
5. Phillesha Bailey, St Mary’s Prep

Quote: “I feel very good, but I want to thank God because he has done all these things for me.”

Jayden's coach, Kay-ann Robinson, about preparing for the Bee: “We just put in a whole lot of extra time, we looked at meanings and had the help of an online programme. We just spent a lot of time practising, even over the summer.”

Robinson on preparing for Nationals: “Last year when we won it was a learning experience, so this year I plan to implement some of what I learnt from the coaching seminars in Kingston.

*This is Johns Hall All Age’s second consecutive win under coach, Kay-ann Robinson.