Afua Ansah Manukure, the 14-year old Junior High School student from the Ridge Church School in Accra, who beat over 200 others across the globe to place 20th in the 2016 Scripps national spelling bee has paid a visit to the factory of Voltic Mineral Water.
Her visit was to appreciate the support the leading mineral water brand in country has given to organizers of Ghana’s Spelling Bee competition for the past nine years.
She also took advantage to chronicle her experience during the national spelling bee held in the United States of America and encouraged the company to continue its support to help unearth more brilliant spellers.
Mrs. Eugenia Tachie-Mensah, Country Director of Young Educators Foundation, organizers of the spelling Bee, encouraged parents to enroll their kids into the spelling competition at an early age to help whip up their interest and also build their capacities to be better spellers.
According to her, Spelling Bee is a literacy programme that educates children between ages eight and 13, how to improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn and understand word concepts and develop English usage which will help them in their lives.
The Commercial Manager of Voltic Mineral Water, Raymond Mensah Gbetivi commended Miss Manukure for her hard work and promised that Voltic will continue to invest in more educational initiatives.
Mr. Gbetivi also noted that girls are topping the academic ladder of many institutions and that is because parents give more attention to them. He is therefore calling for equal attention for both genders.
Voltic presented some assorted drinks and an undisclosed amount of money to her.