The Morris American Rubber Company School System was recently graded as top winner of the American Corner-Booker Washington Institute 2014 Spelling BEE competition in Kakata City, Margibi County.
During the completion, students Joshua A. Bugbay and Charles A. Bugbay of MARCO System School were named first and third winners while student Emmanuel Sackie of the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute Demonstration School was placed as second winner.
The first, second and third winners received prizes and awards.
The AC/BWI 2014 Spelling BEE competition was held in commemoration of the United States’ 238th Independence Day celebration.
According to the AC/BWI Coordinator, Madam Daisy Fahnbulleh, three schools participated in the competition: the George V. Gibson Memorial High School, KRTTI Demonstration School and MARCO School System.
Giving the background of the American Corner/Booker Washington Institute, Madam Fahnbulleh said the AC/BWI was established in 2007 coming into full operation in 2008. She pointed out that the American Corner under the US Embassy in Monrovia is in partnership with the Booker Washington Institute.
The BWI principal serves as direct representative to the AC/BWI, with the two institutions playing major role in the implementation of policies/programs.
The AC/BWI coordinator acknowledged that BWI provides space for the American Corner Library, Human resources and security, while American Corner makes the provision of equipment/materials including books and internet services. The AC/BWI program is aimed at encouraging people, especially the student community, in that part of Liberia.
Madam Fuhnbulleh named every 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Tuesdays in each month as special activities for the AC/BWI. The First Tuesday in the month is used as Children Story Hour, 2nd Tuesday as Debate/panel discussion, 3rd Tuesday –Movie Series and 4th Tuesday- the Speaker series.
The AC/BWI also teaches American culture/traditions to its audience.