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Nakhon Si Thammarat student is South spelling bee champ


A STUDENT from Nakhon Si Thammarat has won the NJ Spelling Bee competition’s Southern round.

Tanapat Kaewkrajok, a student from the city’s Benjamarachutit School, beat more than 500 candidates to win the contest. In addition to the honour of being regional champion, he will also get Bt10,000 cash prize and a holiday to Taiwan. 
Tanapat and the 24 runners-up in the Southern region’s contest qualify to take part in the Grand National Final in November. The latest quiz follows the North, whose regional contest was won by Chiang Mai student Patcharapat Chaijaroen earlier this month. The Northeast and Central contests will be held soon. 
NJ Spelling Bee has been popular among teenagers in Thailand for more than 20 years. 
NJ Spelling Bee 2017 is organised by the Nation Group and NJ Digital sponsored by Magnolia Plus Ginkgo, Pipo Shake, and the US Embassy in Thailand, with cooperation from many government and private-sector organisations.

Published : August 23, 2017

By : THE NATION