11-year old Naa Koshie Manyo-Plange of the Roman Ridge School in Accra has won the 2021 edition of the Spelling Bee competition after an intense 15 rounds of spelling.
She beat stiff competition from Susan Grace Azu and Gavriel Asamoah to come out top. Susan Grace Azu of Anchelle International placed second with Gavriel Asamoah coming third.
The competition saw Naa Koshie Manyo-Plange and Susan Grace Azu battle it out keenly after being only two contestants left in the competition after the 10th round.
The championship word with which Naa Koshie-Manyo Plange won was “AMAXOPHOBIA”
The finals of the competition which witnessed a high attrition rate started with 60 contestants which were slashed to about 45 after round 3.
After round 4 there were only 16 contestants left, 8 after round 5 and 6 contestants after round 6. After the 10th round, only Susan Grace Azu and Naa Koshie-Plange were the remaining contestants.
Speaking to the host of the 2021 spelling bee finals after her win, Naa Koshie Manyo-Plange expressed her excitement to have won the competition, adding that she was glad her hard work in preparing for the competition had paid off.
The grand finale was held behind-closed-doors with only spellers, parents, and guardians in attendance adhering to strict COVID-19 preventive measures.
Naa Koshie aside the bragging rights will also win GHC 10,000, a fully installed decoder from DSTV Ghana, a year’s supply of Indomie_Ghana, 500 Cedis worth fuel from Goil and Frankie’s Restaurant meals for a year.