Inspiring Spelling Bee Participants with Tutorial Session
Four tutorials sessions have been organized to inspire the Spelling Bee Participants competing in the 2018 Scotiabank Rotary-Rotaract Spelling Bee.
Due to the success of the previous Tutorial sessions hosted by The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle for the Scotiabank Rotary/Rotoract Spelling Bee in 2016 it was decided to hold four sessions this year. Two tutorial sessions were already held at the University of St. Maarten on Pond Island on Saturday September 8th and 15th. The next two sessions will be held on Saturday 22nd and 29th September at 11am and ending at 1pm. Volunteers are helping the kids in pairs and sometimes individually to practice. This method really works. Of course, the participants will need to continue to practice in school and at home.  Refreshments will be served as well as pizza sponsored by Domino’s.  All Spelling Bee Participants are invited and encouraged to attend the remaining two tutorial sessions.  
To date 11 schools have registered for the Spelling Bee from St. Maarten, there will also be participants from Anguilla. The preliminary round kicks off on Sunday October 14th at the Belair Community Center. The top 15 highest scorers from the preliminary round will head to the semi-final round on Sunday October 21. The top five highest scorers from the semi-final round will head to the final round on Sunday October 28th. Parents, family and friends are all invited to come out and support the participants.