After last week’s preliminary round which saw 42 First Year students compete, the Grand Final of the First Year Spelling Bee took place on Wednesday December 5th.

The top 11 qualifiers took to the stage to face some challenging spellings.
After a tense competition which went to a tie break round, Isobelle Donohue of 1 Maunder proved victorious much to the 1adelight of a large audience in the Mary Ward APA. Meela Shortt of 1 Clerke took the runner up spot with Sophie Boczkowska (1 Hackett) and Kate Kennedy (1 Hackett) finishing in joint third place.
Ms. Raughter and Ms. Tobin presented certificates to all 11 finalists with medals being also presented to those in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. A big thanks to Ms. O’Dwyer, Ms.Quigley, Ms. Clarke and Ms. Fagan for organising the event and a special mention to ‘Beeanca’, Loreto Bray’s very own spelling bee.