The Spelling Bee 2022: Ghanaian N’Adom Darko-Asare Wins Competition

The Spelling Bee 2022: Ghanaian N’Adom Darko-Asare Wins Competition

  • Ten-year-old, N’Adom Darko-Asare of DPS International Ghana, has won the 2022 Spelling Bee contest
  • She saw off competition from two other brilliant finalists by correctly spelling the word ''BATHYPELAGIC''
  • Darko-Asare received the coveted trophy, a trip to Washington DC, USA, over Ghc3,000, and other winning prizes

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A pupil of DPS International Ghana, N’Adom Darko-Asare, has been crowned the winner of the 2022 Spelling Bee competition.

Darko-Asare, 10, defeated competition from two other brilliant finalists to clinch the 2022 trophy, inking her name in the 14-year history book of the spelling contest.

She navigated her way through the first round, which witnessed a total of 115 contestants, becoming one of the three finalists in the 12th round.

N’Adom Darko-Asare
The Spelling Bee 2022: Ghanaian N’Adom Darko-Asare Wins Competition. Photo credit: @thespellingbeegh
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Winning word

She won the coveted trophy by correctly spelling the word ''BATHYPELAGIC'', according to Citi News.

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Winning prizes

Her winning prizes included a trip to Washington DC, USA, to represent Ghana at the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee, over Ghc3,000 ($500) spending money, and the engraved trophy.

In addition, Darko-Asare received a fully installed DStv Explora decoder with a six-month subscription, Indomie products, a gold medal, and GHc300 Goil fuel vouchers.

1st and 2nd runners-up

Her contenders, 10-year-old Nii Odartey Elorm Manyo-Plange of The Roman Ridge School, emerged as first runner-up, and Aarna Bhaveshkumar Tailor, 11, from the DPS International Ghana, Tema, was the second runner-up.

They each received prizes for making bold statements with their sterling performances.

The First Lady of Ghana, Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, graced the occasion with her presence.

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