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14 Nov 2018 4:49
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  •   Home > News > Education

    A year 10 student from Marlborough Boys' College has been crowned New Zealand's top speller

    A year 10 student from Marlborough Boys' College has been crowned New Zealand's top speller

    George Turner has won this year's Spelling Bee champion - triumphing over hundreds of students from more than 100 schools.

    The 14 year old - who was runner-up in the national competition last year - takes home 5,000 dollars to put towards future education.

    He won the competition by correctly spelling the word 'frankincense'.

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     Other Education News
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     13 Nov: Secondary teachers are also gearing up for strikes
     12 Nov: Primary teachers say it's not all about pay, as they prepare to picket in Auckland this morning
     11 Nov: The ACT Party says reports that teachers union NZEI has declined a pay offer and decided to strike because it already has meeting rooms booked shows it doesn't have the interests of students or teachers at heart
     11 Nov: They say they didn't call off the strike because the venues for union meetings were already booked
     10 Nov: 'I don't know Facebook or Twitter': China's Great Firewall Generation Z cut off from the West
     09 Nov: Japanese university scandal signals broader issue of gender inequality in Japan
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