Praneet Singh Arora of Khalsa School Newton, Surrey has secured the third position in the Spelling Bee of Canada Championship 2017 in the Intermediate category (12-14 years).
Around 170 students from different provinces participated in the Championship on May 7 in Toronto. There were around 50 students in Intermediate category.
Sharing his secret of success, Praneet Singh told he used to practice daily with his father and used dictionaries for this purpose.
Praneet Singh topped British Columbia regionals competition and went on to win third prize at national level.
Jagir Kaur, Principal, Khalsa School, Newton, Surrey gave the credit to his hard work and commitment for winning the tough battle of words. She shared that Praneet Singh won the regional championship after giving correct answers of around 100 words and clearing 62 rounds.
Praneet Singh’s parents supported and motivated him since he told them about his desire to take part in the competition. They gave the credit of his success to his teachers for all their support and guidance. They said that with his dedication, next time he will definitely secure the first position.
In 2016, Praneet Singh participated in Spelling Bee for the first time and secured 3rd position in BC Regionals.
Reading, playing chess and table tennis are his hobbies. He was born in India where he became the provincial chess champion at the age of 6. He migrated to Canada at the age of 7 with his parents. Besides reading and playing, he also takes training of Kirtan from Dr. Mohinderpal Singh.
It is commendable that a migrant from Punjab, having Punjabi as his mother tongue, has been able to not only effectively adjust in another country, but he also excelled in its language and has been able to win over the natives too.