Gunnedah students off to state spelling bee

PONDEROUS. 

It’s a word Gunnedah South Public School student Charlie Bridge won’t forget any time soon. 

The 10-year-old correctly spelled the word in the 2017 Premier's Spelling Bee Regional Finals at Kootingal Public School on Friday to take out the junior section.

Ten-year-old Charlie was one of two Gunnedah South Public School students to bag a win, with year 6 student Lewis Donaldson tasting victory in the senior section of the same competition. 

Both students will now progress to the Premier's Spelling Bee State Championships in Sydney in November. 

“I practised a spelling word each night,” Charlie said.

“I’m  not a fan of maths.”

The boys not only won the title of regional champion in their respective sections, but they also won special access to online Macquarie dictionary and thesaurus for the entire school.

Gunendah South Public School also sent Kodee Bendall and Rosie Snape to the regional competition.

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