Thursday December 22, 2016 at 10:04pm Age: 151 days
Category: Middle School, District
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPELLING BEE CHAMPIONS ADVANCE TO COUNTY COMPETITION
Sporting a penchant for words, 25 middle school students participated in a Spelling Bee grade-level competition on December 20, organized by school librarian Maggie Spicehandler.
Contenders qualified through spelling bees held in all English classes. Each period selected a champion, and the class champion moved on to the grade-level competition.
Seventh-grade winner Antonella, and eighth-grade winner Taylor Poyton will now advance to the county-wide Spelling Bee competition on February 15, hosted by the OU BOCES Library Department. The county winner will go on to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC.
"A good speller is not a person who has successfully memorized the most words, but rather someone who knows ways to figure out the logic of words and can construct them as needed. Spelling is problem-solving with letters, sounds, patterns and meanings." (Jo Phenix, Scott Dunne)