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I have to say God is good - Daniel

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Daniel Williams of Montego Bay High School is champion speller for St James.
Rodger Allen, team manager of the Bee Spellers Programme, congratulates Daniel after her win, while the 2015 National champion Chaunte Blackwood looks on.
Howard Deers, JP, representing the custos, presents the championship trophy to Daniel Williams.

Top Bees

1. Daniel Williams, Montego Bay High

2.Sabrina Dawkins, John's Hall All-Age

3. Girahar Chuguney, Mount Alvernia Preparatory

4. Miehal-Ann Foster, Supreme Preparatory

5. Honey Agvani, Heinz Simontsch School

Top Boy: Girahar Chuguney, Mount Alvernia Preparatory

Top Girl: Daniel Williams, Montego Bay High School

Winning word: I-N-F-A-T-I-G-A-B-L-E

Number of spellers: 62

About the champ

Daniel has been studying for a year and a half. She started doing the work for parish final in January. She changed coaches this year and started with the Bee Spellers Programme only recently She has been training with them since the second week in September. She explains that with the Bee Spellers it's a lot more work and she got a lot more encouragement from the past national champions.

The 13-year-old and is in grade eight and she love to read and tell jokes, but singing is her passion. She is a part of her school choir. She said that he did not want to hold any leadership role this year because she didn't want to put too much pressure on herself.

Daniel on winning

"Before I express how I feel, I have to say God is good. I feel very thankful to the Lord and thankful to all the people who encouraged me; my friends, parents, everyone."

Coach on winning

"What first comes to mind with Daniel is that she is a quick study and she is humble. It's a pleasure working with her. We only had three sessions with her, we knew it was going to be a lot of work, but what me accomplished was mind boggling. She was well prepared for today."