Liam Sanchez, Como West Public. Anthony Dourambeis, Caringbah North Public.
Kirrily Blyth, Gymea Bay Public School.
STAR spellers from Sutherland Shire battled it out in the final of the 2013 NSW Premier’s Spelling Bee competition.
In the junior category, Kirrily Blyth of Gymea Bay Public School was one of only five spellers to make it through to the 11th round by correctly spelling family, publicity, secular, dogmatism, arthropod, sustainable, interrogation, perimeter, ferocious and triathlon but misspelt forensic.
Two pupils made their mark in the senior category. Anthony Dourambeis of Caringbah North Public made it through the ninth round by correctly spelling utensil, arable, documentary, congregation, reiterate, follicle, telecommunication and feign but could not get surreptitious.
Liam Sanchez of Como West Public made it into the seventh round by ticking off turmoil, mollusc, condensation, metropolis, significance and cellophane but ended on lieu.
St George students also took part with Khushi Kachawaha of Peakhurst Public School, getting to the sixth round.
Zahra Fathullah, Athelstane Public School
Khushi Kachawaha, Peakhurst Public School
She spelt verbal, tutorial, embroil, syllable and inaccessible correctly but missed out on elocution.
In the senior category, Ashley Pak of Peakhurst Public made it to the seventh round.
She easily spelt specimen, plummet, strident, vanquish, titanium and warranty but missed penumbra.
Zahra Fathullah of Athelstane Public, Arncliffe, got through five rounds.
She correctly spelt combat, anoint, origami, warren and skillet but misspelt contagious.
The winner was the defending champion, a St Ives North Public pupil.
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