2011 PARIS SPELLING BEE
Results of the Preliminary Written Round
29 January 2011
Congratulations to all the registered contestants who braved the cold weather early last Saturday morning, 29 January, to participate in the Preliminary Written Round of the 2011 Paris Spelling Bee.
- 63 of the 75 registered participants in the Gazelles group and 28 of the 34 Cheetahs turned up for the mandatory written competition where children were given a dictation of words.
- Participants were provided with a study list ahead of the event.
- The Preliminary Written Round was divided into two sections: First Round consisted of 25 words from the study list, and the second round included 5 words from the study list and 5 more words off-list.
- 20 Finalists from each group were selected based on their marks.
- Over 30 schools were represented.
- Gazelles– CE2-CM2 (3rd-5th grade), and Cheetahs– 6ème- 4ème (6th-8th grade).
We congratulate every student who registered for this event, even those who were unable to make it to the competition.
Below are two lists of finalists chosen for the Oral Finals, which will be held on Sunday 20 March 2011 (10-16h00 approx) at the American University of Paris. There will be a mock/practice session on Sunday 6 March (10h00-13h00) for all the finalists to learn useful tips on oral spelling bees, PSB contest rules and have a chance to meet fellow participants. Tentative time: 10h00-13h00. This event will also be held at the American University of Paris.
1. Gazelles: Finalists for the 2011 Paris Spelling Bee
|Last Name (Gazelles)||First Name||Grade||School|
|LEWIS||Mallory||CM2–5thgrade||American School of Paris|
|SCHERER||Hugo||CM1–4th grade||EAB Jeannine Manuel|
|TRAMECON||Jeremy||CM2–5thgrade||Ecole Elementaire 40 Arpents|
|OHJI||Momo||CM1–4th grade||EAB Victor Hugo|
|KASSIM-LAKHA||Alykhan||CM2–5thgrade||EAB Victor Hugo|
|CAVREL||Yanis||CM1–4th grade||EAB Victor Hugo|
|RUFAIDAH-FUADI||Rania||CM2–5thgrade||EAB Victor Hugo|
|VERNAY||Remy||CM2–5thgrade||Ecole Elementaire 40 Arpents|
|BILLIOTTE||Chloé||CM1–4th grade||EAB- Jeannine Manuel|
|FREDERIC||Sasha||CM1–4th grade||EAB Jeannine Manuel|
|VOYLES||Thea||CM2–5thgrade||EAB Jeannine Manuel|
|MORIO||Mizuki||CM1–4th grade||EAB Victor Hugo|
|KAMB||Mason||CM1–4th grade||EAB Jeannine Manuel|
|LEE||Michelle (Minjoo)||CM2–5thgrade||EAB Victor Hugo|
|MACINTYRE||Sebastian||CM1–4th grade||La Source|
|GU||Bryan||CM2–5thgrade||Marymount International of Paris|
|FAYE||Haddy-Jatou||CM1–4th grade||EAB Jeannine Manuel|
|SARR||ABDOULIE||CM1–4th grade||EAB Victor Hugo|
2. Cheetahs: Finalists for the 2011 Paris Spelling Bee
|Last Name (Cheetahs)||First name||Grade||School|
|YOUNGBLOOD||Anita||5eme–7th grade||Lycée international de Saint-Germain-en-Laye|
|LESCOAT||Loïc||6eme–6th grade||EAB Jeannine Manuel|
|YIN||Kayo||6eme–6th grade||EAB Jeannine Manuel|
|MACINTYRE||Benjamin||5eme–7th grade||La Source|
|SANDERSON||Casper||4eme–8th grade||EAB Jeannine Manuel|
|SON||Celine||6eme–6th grade||EAB Jeannine Manuel|
|HOWLEY||Niamh||6eme–6th grade||Institute de l’Assomption – Lubeck|
|VANCE||Cody||4eme–8th grade||College International de Fontainebleau|
|FAUCHERE||Albane||5eme–7th grade||Sections Internationales de Sèvres (SIS)|
|TROYAN||Charlotte||5eme–7th grade||EAB Jeannine Manuel|
|TANG||Quentin||6eme–6th grade||Collège Louis Pasteur|
|WHITEHOUSE||Thomas||6eme–6th grade||EAB Jeannine Manuel|
|AGBODJOGBE||Mariella||5eme–7th grade||College Ste-Marie de Meaux|
|LE MENN||Léna||6eme–6th grade||EAB Jeannine Manuel|
|SOUAMI||Adam||5eme–7th grade||College Martin Luther King|
|ELSTER||Henrik||5eme–7th grade||EAB Victor Hugo|
|MINGALON||Helena||5eme–7th grade||EAB Victor Hugo|
|LARUE||Théo||4eme–8th grade||Collège Saint-Justin|
|BOUFFARD||Maxim||6eme–6th grade||EAB Jeannine Manuel|
|O’HARA||Andrew||6eme–6th grade||College Ste-Marie de Meaux|
IMPORTANT: Finalists will have until Thursday 3 February to confirm by email to firstname.lastname@example.org their participation in the Oral Finals of the 2011 Paris Spelling Bee. They must also pay their registration fees, as indicated on the registration forms. Deadline for payment of registration is Friday 4 February. If there is no confirmation and payment, that spot will go to the next person with a qualifying mark. (Checks payable to Gifted in France, 39 ave de Versailles, 75016; same fees apply as the registration for the Preliminary event: 12 euros per child, 5 euros per each additional child in the same family. )
** A new study list for the Oral Finals will be emailed to all finalists upon confirmation.
A big thank you to everyone who participated and supported the efforts of the Paris Spelling Bee, especially the American Library in Paris who has been so generous to the Bee with their space, time and membership prizes for the top winners. An even bigger thanks to all the volunteers who helped out at the event with pronouncing the words, correcting papers, and watching over the venue. Thank you to the key players who put in countless hours to make the Preliminary Round possible: Jude Smith, Rose Burke, Ashley Miller, Kim Siew Ngoh, Janet Sahin, Amy O’Hara, Cate O’Connor (on behalf of the Roaming Schoolhouse) and Naida Kendrick Culshaw (on behalf of the ALP).
Also, a final thanks to all the participants who registered, studied and came to the Preliminary Written Round. Even if you didn’t become a finalist, you tried something new and showed up for it. Bravo to you! There were many participants this year who returned from last year and the year before. We hope you’ll do the same.
The Paris Spelling Bee is an annual community enrichment event organized by Gifted in France in collaboration with the American Library in Paris, and this year hosted by the American University of Paris. We are grateful to both of these institutions for their support of the Bee. We are also in search of sponsors to help us offset the costs of venues, trophies, supplies and prizes. If you would like to donate prizes and supplies or be a sponsor please contact us by email.
Helen Sahin Connelly
2011 Paris Spelling Bee