Previous editions of the grand finale of MTN mPulse Spelling bees have always been packed with loads of suspense & excitement, and this year was no exception!
The 20 finalists, cut down from a whooping 11,000 participants, were tense, possibly because they knew that the grand prize – a N2.5m scholarship grant, a laptop and a smartphone, 10 laptops and 10 broadband routers for the school, and the opportunity to be the MTN CEO for one day – was within their grasp.
The MTN mPulse spelling bee competition is an annual competition in which contestants between the ages of 9 and 15 are asked to spell a broad selection of words, usually with varying difficulty. To compete, contestants must memorize the spellings of words written in dictionaries and recite them accordingly.
The grand finale, which was held on the 26th of November at the MTN plaza rooftop Falomo, saw students from secondary schools in Lagos, Ondo, Edo, Imo, Nasarawa and Rivers states.
Also present at the event were Adia Sowho (Chief Marketing Officer), Esther (Chief Human Resource Officer), Ugonwa Nwoye (Chief Customer Relations Officer), and Odunayo Sanya (General Manager, MTN Foundation).
Rejoice Okechukwu, an SS1 student of Glorious covenant school, Rivers state, claimed the third position while the 2nd Position went to Divine Capable Agbo, an SS2 student of Intimacy with Christ International Schools, Nasarawa State.
First place and title of 2022 mPulse spelling bee champion went to Ene Kate David, an SS2 student of I.W.C.S, Nasarawa state, who was cheered amidst chants of ‘Stand up for the champion’. She put up a mesmerizing display.
The Top 10 students went home with the below prizes.
2nd Position: N1.5m scholarship grant, one smartphone, mPulse goody bag, N200,000 cash prize for the teacher.
3rd position: N1m scholarship grant, one smartphone, mPulse goody bag, N100,000 cash prize for the teacher.
4th – 10th Position: N200,000 scholarship grant, mPulse goody bag.
The MTN mPulse Spelling bee committee ensured every participant felt like a winner because they were indeed. To have made it this far from over 1,000 students, they all deserved to be celebrated.
Peep the gallery section for pictures from the event.