Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

James Is Spellbound

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

James Is Spellbound

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Byline: Cathryn McLauchlan cathryn.mclauchlan@northernstar.com.au

IN HIS second attempt to be named spelling champion, Alstonville Public School student James Ford is off to the statewide spelling bee held in Sydney.

Last year he lost on the word unanimous, but James, 10, is unlikely to forget how to spell that one again.

"I forgot that it was 'u-n-a-n-i', I thought it was 'u-n-a-n-o'."

It's not all about winning, though.

He said the spelling bee is a lot of fun, but "scary" because a lot of people attend.

Principal Kate Moore said only one other student from the school had made it to the Premier's Spelling Bee State Final since it began in 2004.

"Each year we have many students go to the regional level ... we've only had three go to state level," she said.

"There was one student about three or four years ago, followed by James who went last year and is going again this year.

"It's quite an honour for a child to get through to state level, but to go twice is very unusual. …

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