2012 PSB Prelim Results

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 parisfrancespellingbee@gmail.com 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.

Sincerely,
Helen Sahin Connelly
Coordinator, Paris Spelling Bee

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