Y’s Men’s Club of Ipoh organised its “Spelling Challenge 2013” for the second year running at YMCA Ipoh recently. The objective was to promote spelling skills among students besides cultivating teamwork and instilling the spirit of competition in them.
Twelve primary schools with a total of 36 students took part in the challenge. The panel of judges was headed by Udaya Banu of UiTM (Perak) Tapah.
The 4-hour contest was keenly fought. SK Marian Convent, Ipoh was eventually adjudged the winner. Its speller, Gladys Yau Yeang-Ai won the first prize of RM50. Runners-up were Kavitha Thiaga Rajan of SK Tarcisian Convent and Maximus Maurice of SK St Michael 2.
Since the response was good, the club will continue with this challenge next year.