Olga Williams cops top speller award
A dodecahedron is a three-dimensional figure having 12 faces that are pentagonal in shape. It was the winning word spelled by 72-year-old Olga Williams, of St Mary, to win the National Council for Senior Citizens 18th National Seniors Spelling Bee Competition.
Williams was among 13 parish finalists who converged at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St Andrew last Thursday to match spelling skills in rounds of nail-biting competition, that lasted well over six hours.
In second place was Trelawny's Lenworth Wright, the comical and worthy opponent whose antics kept the virtual and in-person audience quite amused, with St Andrew's Marie Purcell placing third.
Eighty-three-year-old Evan Grey of Portland was the oldest competitor.