Khalsa School Old Yale Road students shine out at BC Regional Spelling Bee Championship 2019

The top six winners in Junior Category (L-R): Daisy Bains, Livleen Kaur Sidhu, Inderveer Singh Sekhon, Parleen Kaur Uppal and Jeewanreet Kaur.
BC Junior Champion Livleen Kaur Sidhu with MLA Marvin Hunt (centre).
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KHALSA School Old Yale Road students shone out at the BC Regional Spelling Bee Championship 2019 that was held on April 6 and 7 at Khalsa School Old Yale Road with about 200 students from public and independent schools participating. Surrey MLA Marvin Hunt was the guest of honour.

In the Junior Category Championship, all top six positions were bagged by Khalsa School Old Yale Road students.  In 2013 also, students from this school had bagged the top six positions in the Spelling Bee Championship hosted by the Rotary Club of Surrey and won $10,000.

The top six winners in Junior Category (L-R): Daisy Bains, Livleen Kaur Sidhu, Inderveer Singh Sekhon, Parleen Kaur Uppal and Jeewanreet Kaur.

Livleen Kaur Sidhu, a Grade 6 student, won the BC Junior Championship 2019 and will be going to Toronto to compete in the Spelling Bee of Canada Championship on May 5.

This is the third time that Livleen has won in this championship: she was first in the Junior Category BC Championship 2018, third in the Primary BC Championship in 2015, and first in the Primary Category in 2014.

In the Primary Category, the second, third, fourth and sixth positions were also taken by Khalsa School Old Yale Road students.

The official results were as follows:

 

Junior Category:

 

(All winners from Khalsa School Old Yale Road):

* Livleen Kaur Sidhu – BC Champion- 1st Place (received $500, a trophy, and a certificate)

* Hargur S. Sahota – 2nd Place (received $250, a trophy, and a certificate)

* Inderbir S. Sekhon – 3rd Place (received $100, a trophy and a certificate)

* Parleen Kaur Uppal – 4th place (received a medal and a certificate)

* Jeevanreet Kaur – 5th Place (received a medal and a certificate)

* Daisy Bains – 6th Place (received a medal and a certificate)

 

BC Champion Parnavdeep Singh Kundi from West Point Grey School Abbotsford

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th positions were taken by Khalsa School Old Yale Road School. (L-R): 6 Top Primary Category Champions; Pryam Mehta, Jobban Singh Takkar, Muskaan Kaur Uppal, Roshani Kaur Bui and Parnavdeep Singh Kundi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Category:

 

* Parnavdeep S.Kundi – BC Champion – 1st Place (received $500, a trophy, and a certificate) – West Point Grey Academy Abbotsford

* Muskaan K. Uppal – 2nd Place (received $200, a trophy, and a certificate) – Khalsa School Old Yale Road

* Jaskirat K. Sohi – 3rd Place (received $100, a trophy and a certificate) – Khalsa School Old Yale Road

* Roshni Kaur Bui – 4th place (received a medal and a certificate) – Khalsa School Old Yale Road

* Priyam Mehta – 5th place (received a medal and a certificate) – South Poplar Traditional Elementary School Abbotsford

* Joban Singh Takhar – 6th place (received a medal and a certificate) – Khalsa School Old Yale Road

 

Praneet Singh Arora, BC Champion in the Intermediate Category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Category:

 

Praneet Singh Arora was the BC Champion in the Intermediate Category and will go to Toronto to compete in the Spelling Bee of Canada Championship. This would be the third time that he will be competing in Toronto.

Kamalpreet Kaur Baga is the principal of Khalsa School Old Yale Road.. She is also the BC Chapter President of the Spelling Bee of Canada.  She takes care of contacting schools from all over BC and plans for the event with the help of her team.