Spelling Bee contest kicks off today
KARACHI, Sept 10: The third “Dawn in Education -- National Spelling Bee”
competition begins with its first round contest here on Monday.
as 1,754 students coming from 420 schools located in 28 cities across the
country will participate in the event, comprising competitions at three levels
for three age groups. The city final of the competitions will be held on
September 23 when 27 students -- three winners from each age group from Karachi,
Lahore and Islamabad rounds -- will spell words.
The Karachi rounds of
the national competitions will be held at the Bahria Auditorium, Karsaz, from
September 11 to 18. The city final for Karachi region competitors will be held
on September 18.
The break-up of Karachi round competitors is: 9-11 age
group = 435 students, 12-14 age group = 438 students, and 15-17 age group = 414
In the Lahore rounds, a total of 684 students from 100 schools
will take part in the competition, which will be held from September 13 to 16 at
Al-hamra Cultural Complex. The Lahore city finals will be held on September
The break-up of Lahore round competitors is: 9-11 age group = 231
students, 12-14 age group = 255 students, and 15-17 age group
Another 80 schools will be sending 585 competitors for Islamabad
rounds which will be held at the Islamabad Club from September 21 to 23. The
break-up of Islamabad round competitors is: 9-11 age group = 198 students, 12-14
age group = 210 students, and 15-17 age group = 177 students.
will host the national final of the year. The Spelling Bee is supported by the
British Council which constitutes the panel of judges and pronouncers for the
competition, according to a coordinator of the programme.
schools in Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sahiwal,
Kasur, Gujrat, Jhang, Okara, Islamabad, Abbotabad, Peshawar, Azad Kashmir, D. I.
Khan, Kahrian, Mangla, Muree, Lower Topa, Rawlakot, Risalpur, Sargodha, Kohat,
Mianwali, Swat, Attock, Chakwal and Mardan have been registered for the
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