Guam – And the winner, after about three hours of tough words, was a sixth grader from Santa Barbara School, Ron Rocky Coloma.
He successfully spelled “serviette” and “pastiche” to earn the right to represent our region in the national Bee, in April in Washington, DC. Second place went to Justine Theola Calayo who is from Saipan.
Saturday’s event was sponsored by the Pacific Daily News, and co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Guam.
PNC’s Jon Anderson served as the Spelling Bee pronouncer, a role he has filled for many years.
[L-R: Justine Theola Calayo, first runner up; Ron Rocky Coloma, champion; Jim Padua Pamplona, second runner up]
[Spelling Bee pronouncer Jon A Anderson in front of the Leo Palace ballroom filled with parents, teachers and coaches Saturday to watch 56 spellers from Guam, Saipan, Tinian, Rota and Pohnpei compete in the annual Bee, sponsored locally by Pacific Daily News and co-sponsored by The Rotary Club of Guam..]