Henry Zutter was crowned Osborne Elementary's Spelling Bee Champion in the 2018 school level competition held on Thursday, February 1. Twenty-six fourth and fifth grade students who had qualified from a classroom competition competed in the event. Henry won in the 26th round by correctly spelling the word chesterfield. He and Sasha Zupanc, who came in second place, went 15 rounds until a winner was determined.
Henry and Sasha were awarded a free one-year online subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica Kids. Henry will now 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 10, 2018. The champion of the Western PA Spelling Bee will win an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May 2018.
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.