Scotiabank Sponsors Rotary Spelling Bee Competition

In the picture, the Country Manager for Scotiabank, Doug Cochrane, presents a cheque to Wayne Wilkie, Chairman of the Spelling Bee Committee, and it was witnessed by representative of Scotiabank, Selma Baker, and President of Rotary Mid Isle, Veronica Jansen-Webster.


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle has teamed up once again with Scotiabank to host the 7th Annual Scotiabank Rotary/Rotaract Spelling Bee Competition for elementary school students aged 9-10 years old.

The objective of this Spelling Bee is to improve literacy and enhance the students’ educational experience. With Scotiabank’s  commitment, Mid Isle Club is confident that this year’s Spelling Bee will be successful once again.

For the second year Mid Isle will be offering tutorial sessions to the students who will be participating.  The schools will be able to sign up with Mid Isle members for the students to be assisted by Rotarians and Rotaractors to learn the words which will give them a better chance to advance to the second and third rounds.

The Scotiabank Rotary/Rotaract Spelling Bee will take place at the Belair Community Center on the Sundays,  October 15th, 22nd and 29th. The Spelling Bee is a fun, competitive way of teaching the students and improving their vocabulary.

The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle meets Tuesday at 7pm at Mary’s Boone in Simpson Bay.  For more information please or visit our Facebook page, Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle