The PPU held the last stage of Spelling Bee competition which was organized by the LTC and the Deanship of Students’ Affairs. 130 female and male students participated in this competition to be the Spelling Bee champion. The top contestants who won this competition were ranked as follows:
- First place: Zahraa Mahmoud Abu Sbaa’
- Second: place: Mohammad Obaidah al-Natsheh.
- Third place: Munya Mohammed al-Tamimi.
- Fourth place: Haneen Sameer Abu Rajab
- Fifth place: Yousef al-Natsheh.
After announcing the results of the competition, the winners were honored by Dr. Imad Khatib, the President of the University, Nizar Bali, the Director of Palestine Islamic Bank in the southern area, Ms. Eman Ahmad Dweik, the Director of Public Relations at Infinity Co. in the presence of Dr. Mustafa Abu Safa, the PPU’s Vice-President of the Academic Affairs, Dr. Waleed al-Rimawi, the Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dr. Mohammed Husni Tamimi, the Director of the Language and Translation Center and the LTC’s staff, in addition to a number of the PPU’s academic and administrative staff and a large number of the University students.
It is noteworthy that the Palestine Islamic Bank and Infinity Co’ donated cash and item prizes to the winners. In addition, the Infinity Co. has done all the printing of all necessary materials like posters, booklets and leaflets of the competition.
The competition included many stages, starting with viewing a film related to Spelling Bee where 250 students watched it, and then 200 students registered in the competition of which 32 students went to the final stage after a hard competition. The final stage comprised of many rounds that the contestants went through and resulted in the winning of Zahra Abu Sbaa’ and was crowned the first place in this competition.
The judges committee consisted of three members from the Language and Translation Center: Dr. Mohammad Husni Tamimi, the Center Director, Ms. Rawan Haddad and Mr. Mohammad Manasrah, English teachers.
At the end of the competition, Dr. al-Khatib honored the Palestine Islamic Bank and Infinity Company for their support and funding this activity.
It should be mentioned here also that this competition has been the 5th Spelling Bee the LTC organized, and that this experience has been also transferred to the four Directorates of Education in Hebron Governorate: Center, South, North and Yatta.
Dr. al-Tamimi has pointed out that such competition enhances the students’ motivation to learn English and gives them the opportunity to learn more than 1500 words with their pronunciation and meaning as well as using these words in correct sentences. Having such competitions, he said, would encourage them to study their English basic course for its importance for them now and then.