Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Spelling Bee Champion
During the months of December and January, students at Memorial Middle School participated in the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee. All students competed in the first round of the competition in their English Language Arts classes. The winners from each class qualified for the final round which took place on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. At the conclusion of the twentieth round of the finals, Sheryl Lin, a seventh grader, was named the winner of the school competition by correctly spelling the final word misfortune. Enayah Khan, a fifth grader, lasted through the twentieth round to be crowned the school's runner up winner. Sheryl moves on to the Long Island regional competition at Hofstra University in mid-March. The winner of the Long Island regional competition will qualify for the spelling bee finals in Washington D.C. (event to air on ESPN). Thank you to Mrs. Rebecca Benjamin and Mrs. Lindsay Cain (MMS Spelling Bee Co-Coordinators), for coordinating the entire competition, and to Mrs. Cara Lauber, for helping to facilitate the final round of the competition. Thank you to all of the MMS Language Arts teachers for promoting this prestigious competition for our students.
Featured in the photograph are Enayah Khan, runner-up winner, and Sheryl Lin, the overall school champion. Congratulations to Sheryl for winning the MMS Scripps Spelling Bee and best of luck in the regional competition.
- Dr. Roger Bloom, Principal, Island Trees Memorial Middle School