A buzzing win with words | Beaconhouse Newlands International School

a buzzing win with words

A buzzing win with words | Beaconhouse Newlands International school at Sunway Velocity Mall. Winning an award in Spelling Competition.

Top three winners of Category A posing for a group photo with consolation prize winners and judges.

SUNWAY Velocity Mall held its annual Spelling Bee Championship to instil the significance of education in children and promote friendly competition among the contestants.

The shopping mall’s second Spelling Bee Championship saw 120 students from various international, private and national schools all over the Klang Valley taking part. It was a buzzing win with words.

The competition was divided into two categories: Category A (nine to 10 years old) and Category B (11 to 12 years old).

With over 2,000 words, three “un-bee-lievable” spellers from each category were crowned the winners.

The word “inflammable” buzzing winner of Words Gurbani Kaur from Beaconhouse Newlands International School the first prize in Category A, while Loh Shao Zhe from Australian International School Malaysia was named champion of Category B for the word “anachronistic”.


Top three winners of Category B together with the consolation prize winners and judges.

Top three winners of Category B together with the consolation prize winners and judges.

Category A’s first runner-up prize went to Ethan Lee Yik Hau while the second runner-up title went to Ho Chong Yong. Both are students at Australian International School Malaysia.

Aishani Nanda Kumar from Fairview International School won Category B’s first runner-up title, while Cheng Ying Huey from REAL School Cheras won the second runner-up prize.

The champions of the Spelling Bee Championship were each rewarded with RM1,500 cash and RM1,000 worth of cash vouchers.

The first runner-up winner won RM1,000 cash and RM800 worth of cash vouchers each, while the second runner-up winners took home RM500 cash and RM500 worth of cash vouchers each.

The top two winners in each category also took home an iPad mini or iPad to enhance their learning experience, courtesy of sponsors Animal Planet and Astro.

The efforts by parents and school teachers did not go unnoticed: from registration, to training and preparation of the competition until the actual day, their support made a great impact on all the participants.

Sunway Velocity Mall shoppers also had a chance to participate in workshops and activities held in conjunction with the championship, including cookie decorating, 3D printing, animal arts and craft and photo booth.



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