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Ted Pamintuan is GMS Spelling Bee champ, again

(GMS) — For four years in a row, Christian Ted Pamintuan, now an 8th grader, remains the unbeatable champion of Green Meadow School’s Scripps Spelling Bee after knocking down 23 contestants from first  to eighth grades. The school Spelling Bee was held on November 29, 2018 at GMS Chalan Kiya campus.

This was the toughest Spelling Bee in the history of Green Meadow School. The Bee started with 24 students in the first round and this number was reduced to six students in the 11th round. The six remained in the competition until the 29th round when all the Scripps spelling words had been exhausted. New sets of spelling words had to be taken from other resources for the next rounds until a champion emerged.

Ted Pamintuan, center, is Green Meadow School’s Spelling Bee champ for the fourth year in the row.  GMS photoTed Pamintuan, center, is Green Meadow School’s Spelling Bee champ for the fourth year in the row. GMS photo

On the 31st round, the top 3 spellers were left vying for the school’s championship title and to be the school’s representative to 2019 Scripps Regional Spelling Bee on Guam. These students were Cloe Ferlyn Lagmay, Areeza Gaile Anda, and Christian Ted Pamintuan. In the 37th round, Cloe Ferlyn Lagmay, 8th grader, misspelled the word “palate” which she spelled with two “t’s.”

In the 44th round, Areeza Gaile Anda, 7th grader, misspelled “treachery.” She later said she was in a hurry to spell it without thinking first.

For his part, Christian Ted Pamintuan secured victory in the 45th round by correctly spelling the word “dubious.” Pamintuan was named the official school champion after four hours of tough competition. Pamintuan and Anda will participate in the 2019 Regional Scripps Spelling Bee on Guam in March 2019.

The GMS Spelling Bee judges were Ms. Tina Uchel, Mrs. Rosalie Habijan, and Mrs. Virgie Ogerio with the full support of the school principal, Mrs. Milagros Songcuan.