The BESC Debating Society (DEBSOC) hosted a Spell Bee Qualifier Round on 16th February, 2017 at the Society Hall in the 2nd floor of the College. The Organizing Committee Member and Coordinator of Spell Bee Competition, Chahat Mishra, gave the opening speech on how a Spell Bee Competition is conducted and commenced the contest at 10.30am. The competition was held as a selection round for Inter College Spell Bee Competitions and a qualification round for a State Level Spell Bee Competition, which The BESC DEBSOC shall be hosting very soon.
The Competition comprised of four rounds. Round 1 consisted of Spell Check in which words were dictated and the candidates had to write the spellings. Top 20 were selected from this round from 45 people who had registered. In the Vocab Builder round (2nd round), the participants had to give the meanings through multiple choice questions. The volunteers shortlisted 11 candidates for the 3rd round where they were made to spell a word either direct or backwards. Among these 11, 5 people qualified for the final round, a mixed bag wherein both meanings and spellings of words were asked to the candidates.
The Competition ended with the Coordinator’s speech where he congratulated the top 3, Devika Pasari, Anjistho Basu and Debjyoti Ghosh respectively, who qualified for inter college and other large scale Spell Bee championships. He acknowledged the spirit of lexical cognizance among the participants and thanked everybody for making the competition a huge success.