Four Cobar Public School (CPS) students joined other primary school children from across the western area last Thursday for the Regional Final of the Premier’s Spelling Bee.
The Cobar students, Anja Kok, Raif McMurtrie, Katie Archer and Kaitlyn Mills, were able to compete in the Western NSW final via videoconference.
The Premier’s Spelling Bee encourages public school students from Years 3 to 6 throughout NSW to focus on their spelling in a fun and competitive format.
This year 3,625 students representing 942 schools participated in the Regional Finals, the largest number in the Spelling Bee’s history.
Kaitlyn (Year 4) and Katie (Year 3) were among the 37 contestants in the Western NSW junior competition.
Kaitlyn was knocked out in Round 3 on the word ‘Tongue’, and Katie progressed to Round 4 but was eliminated after incorrectly spelling ‘Congest’.
There were also 37 students in the Western NSW Senior division with Anja (Year 5) and Raif (Year 6) representing CPS.
Raif made it to Round 3 but was out after failing to correctly spell ‘Spatial’ while Anja finished in the top five before being eliminated on the word ‘Entourage’.
The school was very proud of their students’ efforts.