The English-Speaking Union is pleased to announce the names of the four winners (Form I, II, III & IV) of the 9th National Spelling Bee Competition.

Wednesday 02 June 2010 at the Municipality Council of Curepipe.

Sponsored by the Embassy of the United States of America, the British High Commission, the Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd, Reinsurance Solutions, Currimjee Foundation and the Municipal Council of Curepipe, the 9th edition of the National Spelling Bee Competition organised by the English-Speaking Union has this year attracted 494 participants from 128 schools, in Mauritius only.

As the competition progressed, 9 participants from each Form (F1, FII, FIII & FIV) reached the Finals.

The winners are:

Name of Winner


Form 1 Louis Harel Northfields International High School
Form II Carlyn Sin Le Bocage International School
Form III Fatima Zohra Bibi Codabaccus Queen Elizabeth College
Form IV Poovineshwaree Sadien Forest Side State Secondary School (Girls)


Through the National Spelling Bee Competition, the English-Speaking Union aims to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabulary, learn concepts and develop the use of English to a high standard and encourage them to raise their expectations in the pursuit of their choice of a career.

The winners were each given dictionaries and encyclopaedias offered by H.E. Mrs Mary Jo Wills, Ambassador of the United States of America, a cash voucher from the Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd and presented by Mrs Constantin, a medal and a certificate from the President of the English-Speaking Union, Ms. Sharmilla Bhima.

All finalists received a consolation prize offered by the US Embassy and a certificate of participation from the English-Speaking Union.

The English-Speaking Union organizes a separate Spelling Bee Competition for Rodrigues.  This year, it will be held on Thursday 17th June 2010 at Rodrigues College. All the five schools in Rodrigues will participate in the competition, that is sponsored by the Commission for Education in Rodrigues.

For more information, please contact,

Anne-Marie Ahkine
Executive Assistant
The English-Speaking Union
Tel: 208 8591