The countdown is on for the best spellers in NSW, with Forster Public School student, Maxim Ceccato among 100 regional finalists announced for the annual Premier’s Spelling Bee State final.
Maxim will go letter to letter against 49 other competitors from across the State in the junior category on Friday, November 2.
To qualify for the final, Maxim won his school, zone and regional finals, and correctly spelled words such as embargo, cavalcade, notary, and scrupulous.
Maxim now sits in the top 2.5 per cent of regional finalists, and top 0.06 per cent of all competition entrants.
Now it its 15th year, the Premier’s Spelling Bee has seen a record participation of 170,000 students from almost 1000 public schools in NSW, an increase of 20,000 students and 120 schools on the 2017 challenge.
To accommodate the growth in entrants, the NSW Department of Education this year hosted a record 50 regional finals, four of which were in rural NSW.
Congratulations and best of luck Maxim.
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