Ashvin Sivakumar, 12, from ACS (Pri) is Big Spell Champion

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Ashvin Sivakumar, 12, from ACS (Pri) is Big Spell Champion

Postby tankee » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:07 pm

Plucky Ashvin Sivakumar, 12, challenged judges to take the national spelling championship on Saturday.

He beat 30 other competitors after a full 10 rounds, finally leaving 10-year-old Kua Le Yi from Catholic High School (Primary) in second place and 11-year-old Loi Si Xian from Raffles Girls Primary School in third.

From the outset, the Primary 6 pupil from Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) was a standout at the microphone, towering a full-head above others and typically asking for a definition and root word.

Then, in a two-person fight for the winning word, Ashvin matched spirit to stature. When judges ruled that he had misspelt "pescatarian", as "pescetarian", he stood his ground, imploring them twice to make sure they had it right.

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-ne ... hampion-20

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Re: Ashvin Sivakumar, 12, from ACS (Pri) is Big Spell Champi

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:43 pm

tankee wrote:Plucky Ashvin Sivakumar, 12, challenged judges to take the national spelling championship on Saturday.

He beat 30 other competitors after a full 10 rounds, finally leaving 10-year-old Kua Le Yi from Catholic High School (Primary) in second place and 11-year-old Loi Si Xian from Raffles Girls Primary School in third.

From the outset, the Primary 6 pupil from Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) was a standout at the microphone, towering a full-head above others and typically asking for a definition and root word.

Then, in a two-person fight for the winning word, Ashvin matched spirit to stature. When judges ruled that he had misspelt "pescatarian", as "pescetarian", he stood his ground, imploring them twice to make sure they had it right.

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-ne ... hampion-20


What on earth is a "pescatarian"?? Nothing short of amazing, these kids.

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Re: Ashvin Sivakumar, 12, from ACS (Pri) is Big Spell Champi

Postby jtoh » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:49 pm

guessing it has something to do with fish or seafood?

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Re: Ashvin Sivakumar, 12, from ACS (Pri) is Big Spell Champi

Postby Sun_2010 » Wed May 01, 2013 11:11 pm

This boy is also very good in chess I think. Saw him get one of the top 3 prizes in the inter school competitions.
What brains , what memory power :rahrah: :rahrah:

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Re: Ashvin Sivakumar, 12, from ACS (Pri) is Big Spell Champi

Postby auntieM » Wed May 01, 2013 11:18 pm

Sun_2010 wrote:This boy is also very good in chess I think. Saw him get one of the top 3 prizes in the inter school competitions.
What brains , what memory power :rahrah: :rahrah:

Pleasant and intelligent boy with nice parents and super smart brother in P4 this year.. .. :smile:

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Re: Ashvin Sivakumar, 12, from ACS (Pri) is Big Spell Champi

Postby phtthp » Wed May 01, 2013 11:47 pm

The p6 champion spelling boy displayed confidence in front of the judges.
He stand out amongst the contestants.

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Re: Ashvin Sivakumar, 12, from ACS (Pri) is Big Spell Champi

Postby phtthp » Wed May 01, 2013 11:51 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:What on earth is a "pescatarian"?? Nothing short of amazing, these kids.

Yes, that p6 boy is really intelligent. The way he displayed confidence in front of the judges ... Is a cut above the rest.
( First time I come across such a vocab. )

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Re: Ashvin Sivakumar, 12, from ACS (Pri) is Big Spell Champi

Postby AC_Power » Thu May 02, 2013 9:25 am

Well done boy!! You could spell a word which I don't even know of its existence until today.

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Re: Ashvin Sivakumar, 12, from ACS (Pri) is Big Spell Champi

Postby winchester » Thu May 02, 2013 6:16 pm

AC_Power wrote:Well done boy!! You could spell a word which I don't even know of its existence until today.


quite scary these kids the words they know. must have really memorised!

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Re: Ashvin Sivakumar, 12, from ACS (Pri) is Big Spell Champi

Postby concern2 » Thu May 16, 2013 10:08 am

Heard he's also learning French. :sweat:

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