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Vicarstown girl is Cork's Spelling Bee champion

April 1st, 2019 10:05 PM

By Southern Star Team

Hannah Lucey, a 6th class pupil at Vicarstown National School, is this year's winner of the County Cork Eason Spelling Bee Final. She came out on top after stiff competition from her 61 fellow spelling enthusiasts and will go on to compete in the Munster provincial Spelling Bee in June.

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Eason Ltd is delighted to announce Hannah Lucey as this year’s winner of the County Cork Eason Spelling Bee Final. 

Hannah, who is a 6thclass pupil at Vicarstown National School, came out on top after stiff competition from her 61 fellow spelling enthusiasts and will go on to compete in the Munster Provincial Spelling Bee in June. 

Hannah is an avid reader and loves to read the Harry Potter series. 

The Spelling Bee is now in its ninth year and the Eason Spelling Bee encourages pupils to read more, expand their vocabulary and fall in love with literacy. 

Brendan Corbett, group head of marketing at Eason, said: “We’re incredibly proud to see it going from strength to strength annually. 

Each year, the children involved continue to impress us with their level of spelling skill and it’s wonderful to see schools across the country continuing to support this competition.’   

Along with the prestigious title of Eason Spelling Bee 2019 Champion, the winning speller will also take home a collection of books for their school library, worth €7,500 as well as a personal collection of books worth €500. This year, 900 schools around Ireland will take part in the nationwide contest.  

Eason are partnering with Today FM for a fourth year and, in early summer, presenter Alison Curtis will host the provincial and All Ireland Spelling Bee finals. 

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