The 18th Annual Coca Cola National Spelling Bee Zone Elimination took place at the San Pedro Lions Den on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. Participating schools included Holy Cross Anglican School, New Horizons Adventist School, San Pedro R.C. School, Isla Bonita Elementary School, Ambergris Caye Elementary School, Island Academy and Caye Caulker RC School.
Judges for the event were Cindy Reinhart, Julie Babcock, Tamara Disselkoen and the pronouncer was Mrs. Joy Elliot. Scorers were Jules Nolan and Sarah Ebson, Timekeeper was Susan Ayers and Runners were Olivia Oldham, Lily Hayden and Renita Dellaca. Mr. Lucien Pollard was the representative present for Bowen & Bowen.
This year’s event was organized by the Ministry Of Education (Education Officer – Candice Armstron) along with the Staff of Island Academy. Every year a different school will be incharge of organizing the event along with the education officer.
After six rounds of elimination Blayd Vernon of Caye Caulker RC School and Daniel Smith of the Island Academy were the first and second place winners, respectively. Kendice Armstrong of Holy Cross Anglican School was the third place winner and will be the alternate in case Daniel or Blayd cannot represent at the district finals. Congratulations to the winners for a job well done.