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Top WC pupils head to National Spelling Bee finals

The master spellers beat 39 primary school learners during a regional tournament on Saturday.

FILE: The provincial winners are expected to square off in the national competition in Pretoria next month. Picture: freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - Three Western Cape spellers are heading to the national finals after scoring top honours at a recent spelling bee.

The master spellers beat out 39 other primary school learners during a regional tournament on Saturday.

Erin Sloan, Tracey-Lee Cloete and Onwa Khonzani are expected to square off in the national competition in Pretoria next month.

Provincial Education MEC Debbie Schäfer was happy with the outcome.

"The idea is to encourage spelling, in order to spell properly you need to read properly. The spelling did go well, but it took much longer than we expected it to, so I was extremely impressed."

Congrats Erin Slone, Tracey-Lee Cloete and Onwa Khonzani winners of W Cape Spelling Bee - on their way to finals in Joburg in October!

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