Success. You might be struggling in spelling this word correctly. You might be confused if this word has single C or two C’s. Now, let us meet Cristian Niño Gulapa, a speller, an honor student, and a passionate person. Let us ask him how to spell this word.
Niño proved that success is not just an overnight struggle, but it takes courage, effort, passion, and time.
Searching words on the internet, joining in an online spelling contest, writing words in flashcards, and even sacrificing his academic activities (but he is still an honor student) were the strategies that Niño did during his training prior to the Spelling Contest that he joined. Also, he had to remember 200 words per session, committing only two mistakes per set of words, according to his trainer, Mrs. Roberta DG. Lopez.
These strategies brought Niño to the realm of triumph, hailing him as the champion of Bulacan Private School Association (BulPriSA) District III Meet and Bronze Medalist of BulPriSA Provincial Meet Spelling Competition.
Niño used his previous downfalls as his motivation and to prove that success can be attained through dedication. Niño mentioned that he joined the spelling competition when he was in Grade 6 and he did not make it to the Provincial Level as he placed 5th in the District level.
In her 11th year as a coach of spelling competition, Mrs. Lopez, already knew that Niño would win even on the day one of their training.
“He is a wider reader. For a speller, you don’t only spell the words, you have to be familiar with the meanings and how to use the words in context,” Mrs, Lopez said.
Moreover, Mrs. Lopez and Niño had positive philosophy as they claimed the victory prior to the competition.
Now, how do Niño spell success?
“Probably, I can’t spell it by letters, but hardwork and perseverance, that’s how I spell success,” Niño ended.
By: Jerald M. Gregorio