For the consecutive second time in this 2013-2014 academic year auditorium five (5) was resonated with the clapping of a huge audience. It was 4 March 2014 when fifteen spellers from the Department of English gathered in the big hall room to prove themselves as the best.
Honorable Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi graced the occasion as the chief guest. Among others Vice Dean of Quality and Development Dr. Abdulkhaleq Al-Qahtani, Director of English Club Dr. Sayed As Sarf, faculty members and students from different colleges were present to witness young spellers zeal for spelling.
Tareq Ali Humaidi of level 1 from English Department won the spelling bee battle on Tuesday. His winning word was 'Spectacular'.
Abdur Rahman from level 1, finished the second and Jaber, from level 1, finished the third.
Professor Dr. Golam Faruk, organizer of this magnificent Spelling Bee Competition said, "These kind of spelling contests act as a kind of fine-tuning ground for the students who want to improve themselves in academic arena.” He expressed his gratitude to the writing course teachers Mr. Siraj, coordinator writing-1, Mr. Joseph, Dr. Osman, , Mr. Matthew Paul, and Mr. Hassan Costello for their constant support in preparing the young spellers.
Dr. Soren, Mr. Siraj, Mr. Matthew Paul, and Mr. Hassan Costello from the Faculty of Languages and Translation were the judges of this spelling competition. Mr. Hassan Costello and Dr. Soren articulated words in American and British pronunciation respectively.
Except some initial acoustic problem, but fixed immediately, the battle went on quite smoothly. All the contestants along with the three winners were rewarded for their active participation in this Spelling Bee Competition.
Source: Dr. Mohammed Alward