KABEGA Primary School spelling queen Twané Anderson proved her worth in the Pick n Pay spelling contest held recently.
The Grade 5 Afrikaans-speaking pupil was unfazed by the English vocabulary and excelled in the competition among English-speaking pupils, achieving third place.
“I was very excited and the competition was great. I am pleased that I came third,” said Twané.
The soft-spoken spelling whiz competed against Grade 5 and Grade 6 pupils of nine other schools at the Eastern Cape finals which took place at NMMU South Campus auditorium last month.
On a social level, Twané spends most of her time with her family or reading books, and is a member of her school’s poetry and drama society.
She is also a member of the walking club.
“It was a very difficult spelling quiz. I could have done much better had I studied more,” said Twané.
Twané will now go on to represent the Eastern Cape in the National Spell Check competition at the Pick n Pay office in Kensington, Johannesburg on August 28.
The winner of the competition will receive the Pick n Pay Spell Check trophy.
The top three schools will win Pick n Pay vouchers to the value of R5000 for first prize, R2500 for second and R1500 for third place.