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Sri Vaishnavi and Mica are the 2015 NSW Premier's Spelling Bee winners!

Nov 12, 2015

The State Finals of the 2015 NSW Premier’s Spelling Bee were held yesterday at the ABC Centre in Ultimo.

The winner of the Junior State Final is Sri Vaishnavi Kolluri, from North Sydney Public School with the word clairvoyant. The runner-up is Jessica Ashe from Carlton South Public School.

The winner of the Senior State Final is Mica Krzyzanowski, from Woollahra Public School who won with the word pastiche. The runner-up is Peter Gooley from Armidale City Public School.

The last 25 minutes of the Junior State Final and the last hour of the Senior State Final were broadcast live on the ABC website. The final half-hour of the Senior Division was also broadcast as part of ABC 702 DRIVE with Richard Glover (@702Sydney).

The NSW Premier's Spelling Bee is a statewide competition broken down into two divisions: a junior competition for students in years 3 and 4, and a senior competition for students in years 5 and 6. 

The Spelling Bee started in 2004 and has been growing ever since. Over 134,000 students from 900 schools all over NSW have participated this year, with 86 finalists battling it out yesterday.

Contestants came across incredibly difficult words such as chinchilla, echinodermalimentary and turpentine

For more news about the 2015 Premier’s Spelling Bee Finals:

NSW Spelling Bee goes down to the wire | smh | Nov 11, 2015

Premier's Spelling Bee 2015 | abc.net.au | Nov 11, 2015

The Sunrise Spelling Bee | au.tv.yahoo.com | Nov 12, 2015

Twitter hashtag #702spelling 

Macquarie is a proud sponsor and the official word list supplier for the NSW Premier’s Spelling Bee. We would like to congratulate all of the students who participated in 2015!


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