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Malacca champion Allyna Ng Ming Yi (centre) being flanked by first runner-up  Aydina Azureen Azudin (second from left) and second runner-up Lee Jian Liang (second from right). With them are (from left) presenter M.G. Roopvanti, auditor Fazila Shahahruzaman of NSTP Corporate Governance, judge Francis Dass, NSTP senior manager (Marketing) cum SIR Challenge deputy chairman Wan Abdillah Wan Nawi and RHB’s southern region branch operations manager Shafiee Harun.
Malacca champion Allyna Ng Ming Yi (centre) being flanked by first runner-up Aydina Azureen Azudin (second from left) and second runner-up Lee Jian Liang (second from right). With them are (from left) presenter M.G. Roopvanti, auditor Fazila Shahahruzaman of NSTP Corporate Governance, judge Francis Dass, NSTP senior manager (Marketing) cum SIR Challenge deputy chairman Wan Abdillah Wan Nawi and RHB’s southern region branch operations manager Shafiee Harun.

KUALA TERENGGANU: Winning top prizes at the RHB New Straits Times Spell-It-Right Challenge is becoming a habit for Nurul Azzah Abd Aziz.

Terengganu champion  Nurul Azzah Abd Aziz (centre) flanked by runner-up  Abol Hanif Abol Munafi (left) and second runner-up Fatin Najwa Mahmud.
Terengganu champion Nurul Azzah Abd Aziz (centre) flanked by runner-up Abol Hanif Abol Munafi (left) and second runner-up Fatin Najwa Mahmud.

While she and the rest of the SM Kebangsaan Agama Tok Jiring team emerged champions in the school’s category last year, the 17-year-old had the glory all to herself this year as she spelt her way to win the individual category.

“Too bad I can’t come back for more next year,” said the Fifth Former who admitted she was lucky in her victory in the contest held at the Terengganu Trade Centre.

The third of four siblings grabbed the RM2,000 prize money by spelling “witticism” and “intractable” correctly.

“I was lucky to be given those words as I knew I would be having problems spelling some of the words that were presented to other finalists,” said Nurul Azzah, who plans to save her prize money in the bank.
The battle for second place was a hard-fought seven round tie-breaker with Abol Hanif Abol Munafi, 15, of SMK Kompleks Gong Badak getting the better of Fatin Najwa Mahmud, 16, of SMK Menerong.

The Form Three student, who helped his school to be runners-up in the schools category earlier, spelt “disarmament” correctly to take home RM1,500 while the sole representative from Hulu Terengganu fumbled with her spelling of “magnanimous”.

Fatin Najwa was overjoyed to receive the RM1,000 prize money as she had never expected to win anything at the tournament.

The farmer’s daughter and the youngest of eight siblings, said she and three friends asked their English teacher Siti Norazliza to help them with the registration and preparation for the competition.

“This has been one unforgettable experience as we have never done this before and it would only be fair if I share some of the prize money with my teammates,” she said.

SM Lembah Bidong emerged champiion in the schools’ category and third place went to SM (Atas) Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu. A total of 19 schools participated in the competition.

Prizes were presented by NST deputy chief news editor and Content Committee chairman Balan Moses and RHB East Coast Region area manager Shaharuddin Ming.

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KUALA TERENGGANU: There is strength in numbers.

Parents and teachers here feel that the RHB New Straits Times Spell-It-Right Challenge could help strengthen the command of English among students if more schools participated.

They said more students would also have the advantage of competing with their peers and learning new words.

SM Lembah Bidong’s English for Mathematics and Science panel head, Azimah Dollah, said more schools should participate as the competition had proved to be a winner with participants expanding their vocabulary.

“We were a little late in sending our registration form and some of us thought we were not going to make it as there were only 48 places available but we did and have benefited from it,” she said.
MRSM Kota Putera teacher Fatihah Nur Izzati Benjamin Abdullah was hoping to see two other MRSM schools in the state at the tournament.

“The programme is a good one and the powers that be in the state education department should do something about having more schools competing,” she said, adding that she appreciated what the department had done so far.

State Education Department sector head (academic) Zuber Embong said the competition was a good opportunity for schools to make use of the “smart partnership programme” between NST and RHB.

He said the department would try to get more schools to participate next year.

SK Sultan Sulaiman teacher Yusnita Md Yunus, said it took effort to prepare for the competition with some teachers seeing that as a burden.

“But all of us were happy in the end. We could see the fruits of our labour when we came away with the title,” she said.

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