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26 April 2012

Muslim Spelling Bee hosts regional competitions in Houston, Dallas and Ilinois

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Students from Islamic, Public, Private and Home School participate from adjoining states and Canada


IMO News Service


The nationwide World’s first Muslim Spelling Bee competition held the regional competitions in Houston (Al Hadi School of Accelerative Learning), Dallas (Islamic School of Irving) and Illinois (MCC Fulltime School). A large number of students participated from adjoining states from Islamic, public, private and home schools.


All the events started at 8.30 AM with registration and followed by recitation of the Holy Quran. The participants were divided according to their ages into 3 groups A, B & C and they were guided by the volunteers to their respective sitting arrangements.The Board, Principal of the host schools and Founders of Muslim Spelling Bee welcomed and thanked everyone present at the event. This was followed by the competition of Group A which consisted of students up to 8 years old and which had the highest numbers of participants. After Group A, Group B was called on stage for the competition and followed by Group C. Group B and Group C finalists regaled the audience with their tough competition.


The winners of Regional Competition – Houston


Group A – First Position: Zehra Mirza; Second Position: Baqir Salim
Group B – First Position: Syeda Maryam Beyabani; Second Position: Hassan Ali
Group C– First Position: Sara Ali Kazmi; Second Position: Mohammad Sajjad Syed Jafri


The winners of Regional Competition – Dallas


Group A – First Position: Reza Oufi; Second Position: Affan Ahmed Haq
Group B – First Position; Ayesha Shahla; Second Position: Aleema Hafsa Haq
Group C– First Position Abdullah Muhammad Akbar; Second Position: Naureen Wajahat


The winners of Regional Competition – Illinois


Group A – First Position: Asiyah Mardiyyah Arastu (Charles Lindberg Elementary); Second Position: Fatma Ala (Crescent International Academy)
Group B – First Position: Aaisha N Hafeez; Second Position: Aisha Suhail Hameed
Group C– First Position Isra M Hasnain; Second Position: Talhah Sabir Junagadhwala


The events concluded with award ceremony and awards were presented to the winners by Principals and teachers of various Schools presesent at the event.


Principal Lisa Al Saedi, Al Hadi School of Accerlative Learning, Houston, said, “We like competitions and believe education and competitions are important aspects of growth for our students. Our country is know for comeptitive excellence and this is a small part of our role of achieving competitive execellence amongst our students and community.”


School Adminstrator Rehana Ahmed of Islamic School of Irving, Dallas, said that this is great opportunity for the student community as this will help them learn in a competitive learning environment and we feel this will help the society at large due to education .


Principal Habib Qadri, MCC Fulltime School, Morton Grove, said, “We welcome all for this regional competition and wish the students to do well in this competition and also in other academic spheres.”


According to Muslim Spelling Bee founders all the participants are winners as they worked hard and learned value of education and competition and hence they were awarded with participation certificates.


Riyaz Babbar Khan of TV ONE Global, which is the official television and radio partner of Muslim Spelling Bee competition, said that the competition is being recorded and will be broadcasted shortly.


Sara Taher Khan, Director of TV ONE Global and Interflow Group, said, “TV ONE is one of the earlier supporter of the Muslim Spelling Bee and we believed that this would be an ideal opportunity to create education awareness through competitions.We would be shortly announcing the programming details and we are available on major cable and satellite networks, please visit our website www.tv1online.tv for updates.”


Dr. Asma Rizvi, co-founder of Muslim Spelling Bee, thanked everyone and informed about the forthcoming regional competition to be held in New York and the Finals at the historic DesPlaines Theatre, DesPlaines, Illinois.


Tausif Malik, co-founder of Muslim Spelling Bee, announced that the Canadian Edition of Muslim Spelling Bee will be held in September-October 2012, and UK Edition of Muslim Spelling Bee will be held May-June 2012.


If you are interested in getting involved in the Muslim Spelling Bee, please visit www.muslimspellingbee.com.


For more information, please call:


Tausif Malik
Cell: 773.536.9786
Email: media@muslimspellingbee.com
www.muslimspellingbee.com

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