MIDDLE SCHOOL RESULTSSixth grader, Claire Weinberg placed first at the Middle School Spelling Bee. Twenty-one students in grades six through eight competed in the event. Claire won in the 8th round by correctly spelling prevalent. Three students tied for second place: Kieran Cain (8th), Lucy Montagnese (7th) and Gwendolyn Taylor (8th).
Fourth grader Gavin Muretisch emerged as Osborne Elementary’s Spelling Bee Champion. Nineteen fourth and fifth grade students qualified from a classroom competition to compete in the event. Gavin won in the 19th round by correctly spelling the word canid. Fourth grader Nora Sheridan came in second place, and fifth grader Markus Yancheski finished in third place.
Fifth grader, Henry Rothbauer, was Edgeworth Elementary’s Spelling Bee Champion for the second year in a row. Twenty-three fourth and fifth grade students, who had qualified from a classroom competition, competed in the event. Jack Turan, 4th grader, and Caitlin Hart, 5th grader, tied for second place. These three students surpassed the studied words, and competed in the final rounds using words they had not studied.
School level champions, Claire, Henry, and Gavin, have earned a space in the regional preliminary round conducted through the Scripps online portal. The top ten spellers from the region will then advance to the Western PA Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, held at the Robert Morris University in Moon Township, PA on Saturday, March 4, 2023.
Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation's largest and longest-running educational promotion, administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E.W. Scripps Company and local spelling bee sponsors. The program’s purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them throughout their lives.