Grace Du and Will Stamp are the 2014 Premier's Spelling Bee winners!

Nov 06, 2014

The State Finals of the 2014 Premier’s Spelling Bee Challenge were held yesterday at the ABC Centre in Ultimo.

The Junior winner was Grace Du, 8, from Kieraville Public with the word rhetorical. Runners up were Zhan Wei Koh from Lindfield Public School and Mica Krzyzanowski from Coogee Public School.

The Senior winner was Will Stamp, 11, from Mona Vale Public School who won with the word phosphoresce. The first runner up was Rianne Pablo from Fort St. Public School, with Eleana Xu from Hornsby North Public School and Samantha Windley from Gosford Public School also in the final four.

The last 30 minutes of the Senior Final were radio broadcast live on ABC 702 DRIVE with Richard Glover (@702Sydney).

The Spelling Bee started in 2004 and has been growing ever since. This year over 130,000 students participated from more than 900 schools across the state. It came down to 42 students in each the Junior and State Finals. 

Contestants came across incredibly difficult words such as hyacinthcardiothoracic and omniscient in the Junior and  tonsillitismiscellany and chrysanthemum in the Senior.

For more news about the 2014 Premier’s Spelling Bee Finals:

Grace Du from Keiraville Public School wins Premier's spelling bee,, 5 Nov 2014

11yo student Will Stamp wins NSW Premier's Spelling Bee,, 5 Nov 2014

2014 Premier’s Spelling Bee, 2014 State Final,, 5 Nov 2014

Students abuzz as 8-year-old crowned NSW's best speller,, 5 Nov 2014

Twitter hashtag #702spelling 

Macquarie is a proud sponsor and the official wordlist supplier for the NSW Premier’s Spelling Bee. We would like to congratulate all of the students who participated in the 2014 spelling bee challenge!

For more information about the NSW Premier's Spelling Bee please visit the NSW Arts Unit website.

(Image courtesy of the NSW Arts Unit)

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