KIA Spelling Bee Contest
We had a KIA Spelling Bee Contest!
Spelling Bee is a competition in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words, usually with a varying degree of difficulty. It is a traditional contest practiced for more than 100 years in the United States, and has been imported to other countries. We started our KIA Spelling Bee 5 years ago.
The rule is to spell the word correctly on each round. The contestants who made a mistake will be out of the game, and the only contestants who were correct can move on to the next round.
Students received a list of words beforehand, to prepare themselves for class Spelling Bee. We had Class Spelling Bee finalists compete with finalists from other classes.
At KIA, we have two categories. Junior category for G1/2 and Senior category for G3/4/5/6. Some words were difficult for some of their ages, but all the finalists did their best. It was a close contest for the Senior Spelling Bee as there were more contestants.
Classmates of the finalists watched and cheered quietly in the Black Box Theatre or in their classrooms through online.
Every year, the winner of the Senior Spelling Bee would win a ticket to the Japan National Competition. However, this year’s competition was cancelled due to the covid situation. We would like to hope it will resume again in the near future, whilst we keep our Spelling Bee tradition alive.
*We limited the number of seats on site according to the preventive measures, ventilating the room at all times and with disinfection.