winner and runner up

Spelling Contest Shows Students’ Strong Vocabulary Skills

Twenty 4th and 5th grade students participated in Elementary South’s Scripps National Spelling Bee contest on January 9. Standing before a large audience of students, teachers and parents, they carefully spelled out tough words such as vortices, bindi, nefarious and jodhpurs. However, after 11 rounds, only three students were left: Avin K., Parth V. and Debarghya D. Debarghya, a fourth grade student in Ms. Wagner’s class, won the competition by spelling the word plasma correctly. Parth V., a fourth grade student in Ms. Studer’s class, was the runner up. Debarghya will go on to the sectional competition in Deerfield in February. Congratulations to all the students.