So I was certainly bewitched and mesmerised when I attended the RHB-New Straits Times National Spell-It-Right Challenge 2014 finale a few months back (yup..you guessed it..delayed telecast happening here).
Why, you may ask? Well, because these kids ranging from 11 to 17 years old are crazy spellers!
Like can YOU spell “polyphiloprogenitive”, “gesundheit”, “rhathymia”, “echt” and “poltroon” off the bat and get them all correct? This was what Secondary School National champion 17 year-old Kenneth Wu did to clinch the title. And he has been winning since he was 12.. hats off to that, huh.
Anyway, the finals was held at the Plenary Theatre in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre with an intense showdown between 28 State champion spellers — 14 each from the Primary and Secondary categories. The whole affair took close to 12 hours to complete..
Here are some behind the scene pictures of the rehearsal and the real competition day.
Rehearsal time the day before.
Let's practice where to stand and sit.
8am on the real day and all set to go.
9am: ready to start..both contestants and supporters.
Primary School Category winners.
Natasha Sass wowwing the crowd.
To know more, do go ahead and click on http://www.nst.com.my/node/44205.