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Student Sebo Wins Yayeh Initiative National Spelling Bee Competition Finals

Isaac P. Sebo, A 17year-old 11th Grade student of the Ricks Institute School in Montserrado County has won the 2022 National Spelling Bee championship.

Also, student Abu A. F. M. Kamara of Lofa County, was the second-place winner, while Musah A. Mallah of the Japan School from Lofa County emerged as the third winner respectively.

The three Liberian students were awarded prestigious prizes out of 12 contestants that made it to the grand final over the weekend.

Isaac P. Sebo was awarded LD$100,000 (One hundred Liberian Dollars), Scholarships, Books, and a Laptop Computer as the grand prize, followed by the second winner LD$50,000, scholarships, books, and a laptop computer, and the third winner, LD$25,000, scholarships, books, and laptop computer altogether.

The competition was organized by the Yayeh Initiative, a local humanitarian group in collaboration with the Monrovia City Corporation Youth Affairs Unit.

In a statement, the Chief Executive Officer of Yayeh Initiative, Ms. Yayehsorie Jalloh said, she was excited for the students to reach the final of the National Spelling Bee Competition.

She said it took the student’s intelligence, concentration, and preparation to reach the grand final.

She explained that the Yayeh Initiative and its partner host the 2022, National Spelling Bee Competition to benefit schools across Six out of fifteen counties with the hope of extending to other counties during the next edition.

According to her, the program is designed to develop children’s confidence, presentation, and cognitive skills positively in shaping their attitudes toward life as we, ll as enabling them to attain education.

“This 2022, we worked with over 300 schools; we have one representative per school, making it three hundred students in total who contested at the preliminary rounds.

Ms. Jalloh said, out of the 300 students, two hundred and eighty-eight students plunged and twelve contested the grand final with nine droppings and three reaching the finals”, she explained.

She added that the Spelling Bee Competition has also been created to fill major educational corridors and to enable children to improve their literacy, learn key social skills and develop attitudes toward life.

However, she believes that Spelling Bee has and continues to create and fill in the educational corridors, enabling children to improve their literacy, learn key social skills, and develop positive attitudes toward life.

Ms. Jalloh, further maintained that such a competition help motivate students to compete in school and transform them into change agents and credible leaders for future generations.

“This is our opportunity to unveil the Yayeh Initiative in Collaboration with the Monrovia City Cooperation Youth Affairs Unit, Accredited by the Ministry of Education.

The Liberia Nation Spelling Bee Competition 3rd Edition 2022 officially to the public and introducing our sponsors and partners”.

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