Swan Takes Second Place in National Spelling Bee Competition

“Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.” — Mark Twain

Education Perfect’s National Spelling Bee took place in Week Ten of Term Two (just before the mid-year break) and our Senior School challenged the best in Australia for the top spot as spelling kings and queens!

Out of 150 schools across the nation, Swan Christian College (SCC) placed second nationally and ranked first in Western Australia!

Our students also achieved First Place nationally in their sub-category (schools with 501-1000 registered students).

Students battled it out to achieve the title of National Champion, proving that their school produced the best orthographers in Australia.

Ellenbrook Christian College also scored very highly in the competition.

A room was opened for students to come in and compete during their breaks. It soon turned out that there was a heated battle going on between Year Eight students Lachlan B and Jarvis P for the top title in the College (pictured).

Rumours circulated that both students managed to squeeze in extra time when they had finished work in classes other than English. Some even claimed to stay awake into the small hours just to compete. Could this be true?

With 15 minutes to go, exhausted students made use of their lunchtime on Friday to spell their final words and add to their points tally.

As a result of these outstanding efforts, Swan Christian College achieved the following results:

  • Overall 2nd place nationally (out of 150 schools)
  • 1st place in Western Australia
  • 1st place nationally in the sub-category (501 – 1000 registered students)
  • In 14th place nationally was Lachlan B (Year Eight)
  • In 20th place nationally was Jarvis P (Year Eight)

In addition, the following students placed in the Top 100 nationally:

  • 78th place was Leith W (Year Nine)
  • 79th place was Cooper V (Year Seven)
  • 81st place was Lara J (Year Eight)
  • 95th place was Angelina P (Year Eight)

Congratulations must go to every student who participated. What a fantastic result!

Now to prepare for next year…

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