Wolmers, Windward Road are Young Achievers champs

June 28, 2016
Contributed Tejana Ashman (left) of Wolmer's Trust High School for Girls, and Cariel Muir, student of Windward Road Primary, were crowned champions of the Young Achievers in Action spelling bee held on Saturday at Norman Gardens Primary School in Kingston.

Wolmer's Trust High School for Girls and Windward Road Primary are the champions of the Young Achievers in Action (YAA) spelling bee held on Saturday at Norman Gardens Primary School in Kingston.

The schools were brought to victory by Tejana Ashman and Cariel Muir, respectively.

Ashman of Wolmer's told THE STAR that she is elated to have won because the words were many to study.

"I won't lie, I was very nervous, but I am happy to have made my mom, brother, and all those who were rooting for me proud," Ashman said.

Windward Road champion, Cariel Muir also expressed her joy to THE STAR.

"I feel very excited because I didn't know I was going to win," Muir said, adding that she searched for her mother in the crowd to calm her nerves.

Georgia Brown, president of the YAA, said the competition was a great success.

"We got more than the turnout we anticipated so we had to get more chairs," an excited Brown told THE STAR, adding that she is looking forward to next year.

The senior category ended with Ashman of Wolmer's in first place, Brittney Reid of Camper down in second place and Nellon Patterson of Vauxhall in third place.

The junior title was won by Cariel Muir of Windward Road in first place, Shanece Swack of Windward Road in second place, and Kareem Brown of Holy Rosary in third place.

"I am not a very good speller so I just tried to do my best, and I came third so I am happy," Brown told THE STAR.

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