A Rotaractor coaches two participants for the 2018 Spelling Bee.
The 8th Annual Rotary/Rotaract Spelling Bee Tutorials 2019
Three tutorials sessions have been organized to inspire the Spelling Bee Participants competing in the 2019, 8th Annual 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 Rotary/Rotaract Spelling Bee in 2016 and 2018 it was decided to hold three sessions again this year. All three tutorial sessions will be held at the University of St. Maarten on Pond Island on Saturday September 21st and 28th, the third session will be held on October 5th.  All sessions will begin at 11am and finish at 1pm. Volunteer Rotarians and Rotaractors will be helping the participants in pairs and if possible, individually to practice the words.  Of course, the participants will need to continue to practice in school and at home. Refreshments were made available by Domino’s pizza, which was greatly appreciated by the participants.   All Spelling Bee Participants are invited and encouraged to attend the three tutorial sessions.
To date twelve schools, eight from St. Maarten and four from Anguilla with thirty-one participants have registered for the Spelling Bee. The preliminary round kicks off on Sunday October 20th at the Belair Community Center. The top 10 highest scorers from the preliminary round will head to the semi-final round on Sunday October 27th. The top five highest scorers from the semi-final round will head to the final round on Sunday November 3rd. Parents, family and friends are all invited to come out and support the participants at the Belair Community Center.
The objective of this Spelling Bee is to improve literacy and enhance the students’ educational experience. Mid Isle are confident that this year’s Spelling Bee will be successful once again.