2012 PARIS SPELLING BEE
Results of the Preliminary Written Round
February 4, 2012
Almost 100 children in grades CE2-4eme (3rd-8th grade) packed a gymnasium at Ecole Sainte Catherine in the 5th arrondissement on one of the coldest mornings of the year for the Preliminary Written Round of the Paris Spelling Bee.
- Sixty-nine of the 82 registered participants in the Gazelles group and 29 of the 36 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: the first round consisted of 25 words from the study list, and the second round included 10 challenge words not from the study guide.
- 20 Finalists from each group were selected based on their marks.
- Over 30 schools were represented.
- Contestants are divided into two divisions: Gazelles– CE2-CM2 (3rd-5th grade), and Cheetahs– 6ème- 4ème (6th-8th grade).
Congratulations to all the students who registered, studied and came to the Preliminary Written Round.
Below are the groups of finalists chosen for the Oral Finals, which will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2012 (10-16h00 approx) at the American University of Paris. There will be a mock/practice session on Sunday, March 11, (10h00-13h00) for all the finalists to learn useful tips on oral spelling bees, review contest rules and have a chance to meet fellow participants. This event will also be held at the American University of Paris.
|Gazelles (CE2-CM2): Finalists for the 2012 Paris Spelling Bee Oral Finals|
|LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||CLASS||SCHOOL|
|SINHA||Jahnavi||CM2 (5th grade)||British School of Paris BSP|
|PLOTCH||Solomon||CM2 (5th grade)||Ecole Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel|
|DUGAN||Molly||CM2 (5th grade)||Massillon|
|RENNER||Miranda||CM2 (5th grade)||ÉABJM|
|GARCIA SEBEGO||Carmen||CM1 (4th grade)||EaB Victor Hugo|
|CAVREL||Sara||CM2 (5th grade)||EAB Victor Hugo|
|SADLIER||Aoife||CM2 (5th grade)||EABJM|
|BENAISSA||Zoe||CM2 (5th grade)||Ecole Boissiere|
|SARR||Abdoulie||CM2 (5th grade)||EaB Victor Hugo|
|BEGASHAW||Beakal Anteneh||CM2 (5th grade)||EaB Victor Hugo|
|SADLIER||Aine||CM1 (4th grade)||EABJM|
|LEE||Phoebe (Kyeongjoo)||CE2 (3rd grade)||EaB Victor Hugo|
|SHARMA||Adhya||CM2 (5th grade||International School of Paris ISP|
|YOSHITAKE||Yu||CM2 (5th grade)||EaB Victor Hugo|
|TURNER||Phoebe||CM2 (5th grade)||American School of Paris ASP|
|ANSTYADI||Jeanne Naila||CM1 (4th grade)||EaB Victor Hugo|
|SQUIRE||Griffin||CE2 (3rd grade)||EABJM|
|BACAC||Natasha||CM2 (5th grade)||EaB Victor Hugo|
|ALUPOAEI||Tudor||CM2 (5th grade)||EURECOLE|
|THOMSON||Jack||CM1 (4th grade)||Amiral Roussin|
Below are results for the Cheetahs division:
|Cheetahs (6ème-4ème) Finalists for the 2012 Paris Spelling Bee Oral Finals|
|LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||CLASS||SCHOOL|
|DELARUE||Pauline||6eme (6th grade)||St Jean de Passy|
|HENRY||Alexi||5eme (7th grade)||College de l’Europe|
|WHITEHOUSE||Thomas||5eme (7th grade)||Ecole Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel|
|YOUNGBLOOD||Anita||4eme (8th grade)||Lycee International de St. Germain-en-Laye|
|NOCQUET||Sarah||4eme (8th grade)||EABJM|
|PRAT||Chloe||4eme (8th grade)||Institut de l’Alma|
|VERNAY||Remy||6eme (6th grade)||College Martin Luther King|
|LEE||Michelle (Minjoo)||6eme (6th grade)||EaB the Victor Hugo|
|LEE||Anne||6eme (6th grade)||EABJM|
|SOUAMI||Adam||4eme (8th grade)||College Martin Luther King|
|BACK||William||6eme (6th grade)||Collège Honoré de Balzac|
|GLAUBER||Ruthie||6eme (6th grade)||American School of Paris|
|SIDLER||Benjamin||6eme (6th grade)||College Gerson|
|YIN||Kayo||5eme (7th grade)||EABJM|
|KISSOUM||Fares||4eme (8th grade)||College Jean Baptiste de La Quintinye|
|SHARMA||Bhanavi||5eme (7th grade)||International School of Paris ISP|
|HURLEY||George||5eme (7th grade)||EABJM|
|ROPION||Morgane||6eme (6th grade)||EABJM|
|SOUAMI||Jack||6eme (6th grade)||College Martin Luther King|
|CAVREL||Yanis||CM2 (5th grade)||EAB Victor Hugo|
IMPORTANT: Finalists will have until Thursday, February 9 at15h00 to confirm by email to firstname.lastname@example.org their participation in the Oral Finals of the 2012 Paris Spelling Bee. They must also pay their registration fees, as indicated on the registration forms. Deadline for payment of registration is Friday, February 10. 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, 8 euros per each additional child in the same family.)
** A new study list for the Oral Finals will be made available to all finalists after February 14.
Thank you to everyone who participated and supported the efforts of the Paris Spelling Bee, especially the American Library in Paris, which has been very generous to the Bee with its space, time and supplies. A big thank you to the committee members who put in countless hours to make the Preliminary Round possible: Ashley Miller, Kim Siew Ngoh, Jude Smith, Amy O’Hara, Cate O’Connor (on behalf of the Roaming Schoolhouse), Naida Kendrick Culshaw (on behalf of the ALP) and Janet Sahin in the US.
A special thanks to Starbucks for supplying enough coffee for all the parents who waited in the cold gymnasium while their children participated in the event and to Eloise Loh, Hazel Tan and Rani Kumar of the Singapore Club for making sure the coffee was delivered fresh and served. We would like to thank the Roaming School House for their generosity in sponsoring the venue for the PSB Preliminary Written Round. Last but not least, thank you to all the volunteers who came to lend a hand to the organizers, ensuring a smooth registration and testing session: These volunteers include RSH staff Loretta Fox, Jennie Chiang, Sarah Glynn and Eimear Bowden. Many thanks also to Julie Harris, Frank Connelly, Matt Benz, Chris Wyckoff, Shannon Connelly and Julia Connelly for helping the morning staff and behind the scenes in preparations.
The Paris Spelling Bee is an annual community enrichment event organized by Gifted in France in collaboration with the American Library in Paris, and hosted by the American University of Paris. We are grateful to both of these institutions for their support of the Bee.
Helen Sahin Connelly
Coordinator, Paris Spelling Bee