11-Year-Old Boy Becomes ‘1st African’ to Win Spelling Contest in Dubai, Makes Continent Proud

11-Year-Old Boy Becomes ‘1st African’ to Win Spelling Contest in Dubai, Makes Continent Proud

  • Angel Arhin, an 11-year-old boy from Ghana has made history in entire Africa after winning a Spelling Bee award for the first time
  • The young champion represented Ghana at the World Spelling Bee championship in Dubai and emerged as the second runner-up
  • The 11-year-old is a pupil of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Basic School

A young Ghanaian boy named Angel Arhin has become the 2021 second runner-up of the inter-continental spelling ‘B’ competition which was held in Dubai.

As gbcghanaonline.com reports, Angel who was the champion from Ghana, represented the country in Dubai, and ended up making enviable history in the whole of Africa.

The 11-year-old pupil of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Basic School's runner-up position makes him the first African and a Ghanaian pupil to win that prestigious award.

11-year-old boy named Angel Arhin who was Spelling Bee Champion in Ghana Represents in Dubai
Angel Arhin, the 11 -year-old representing Ghana Source: Adomonline.com
Source: UGC

The contest was organized by the Edupro Organisation Ghana, with sponsorship from his parents and the Regional Minister because the Ghana Education Service (GES), has no package for such international events.

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Before bagging the award by placing 3rd in Dubai, Master Arhin won the inter-schools tournament in Ghana and went on to represent Ghana at the international level.

A team that was led by Mr Kofi Sekyiama Pobee, the coordinator who spearheaded the Sponsorship for the boy, presented the award to Mrs Assan at the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) on Monday.

A black girl set record

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a 14-year-old from Louisiana, Zaila Avant-garde, made history as the first African-American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition in the United States.

The 2021 edition of the national competition was held on Thursday, July 8, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA.

The New Orleans indigene triumphed over her contenders to emerge as the winner, becoming the first-ever African-American contestant to win in 93 editions of the competition.

Avant-garde won after correctly spelling a type of tree called Murraya, previously navigating her way through words like "querimonious," "solidungulate," and "Nepeta," to clinch the championship.

Source: Legit.ng

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