Do you know how to spell tourniquet?
Tourniquet was the winning word at the Premier’s Spelling Bee regional final this week.
In the early stages of the event, held at Molong Central School, students in year 5 and 6 were knocked out with the words length, mattress and fresco.
Senior final winner was Meadow Flat Public School student Faith Shean. Junior final winner was Calare Public School student Karrah Cisco.
Senior final runner up was Canobolas Public School student Lachlan Fenemor. Junior final runner up was Mulyan Public School student Kyle O’Brien.
The spelling bee was launched in 2004 and has attracted record numbers of participants ever since.
This year, 123,306 NSW public school students signed up.
Department of Education spokesman Grant Hatch said he was pleased with one of the largest turnouts in the spelling bee’s history.
“The Premier’s Spelling Bee encourages students from government schools across NSW to focus their spelling in a fun and competitive format,” he said.
The regional finals involved 3241 students from 857 public schools.
Regional finals for the 10 NSW public school regions were held at 42 venues across the state.
Students who were successful at the regional finals will proceed to the state final in Sydney on Wednesday, November 7, where the state’s best speller will be crowned.