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Jamie is crowned as spelling champion

Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 7:59am
Jamie is crowned as spelling champion

Eason Spelling Bee County Dublin Champion, Jamie Caldwell.

Jamie is crowned as spelling champion

Eason Spelling Bee County Dublin Champion, Jamie Caldwell.

A NORTHSIDE boy was buzzing last week after being named as the County Dubliner winner of a national spelling competition. 

In the 2019 Eason Spelling Bee competition, Jamie Caldwell, a sixth class pupil at Scoil Cholmcille, Donaghmede, came out on top in Dublin. 

Jamie won after facing stiff competition from 72 fellow spelling enthusiasts and will go on to compete in the Leinster Provincial Spelling Bee event in May. 

Jamie is an avid reader and enjoys reading the Alex Rider series.

Eason Spelling Bee is the very definition of fun for school kids, encouraging them to read more, expand their vocabulary and fall in love with literacy.

Brendan Corbett, Group Head of Marketing at Eason, said: “We’re now in the ninth year of the Eason Spelling Bee and 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 in the national competition 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 is 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.

The Dublin final took place at the Carlton Hotel, Dublin Airport on April 2.

You can keep up to date with all the 2019 Spelling Bee buzz at and @easons #EasonSpellingBee 

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