Spelling Bee

18-19 Spelling Bee
Posted on 03/05/2019
Spelling Bee winners

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Central Middle School conducted its FIFTH Annual Spelling Bee.  Forty-three classroom spelling bee champions from sixth, seventh and eighth grade eagerly competed for the school championship.  Joanne Hirsch, Spelling Bee Coordinator and Teacher of English for 40 years in the Parsippany Troy Hills School District, organized the competition based on the Scripps National Spelling Bee guidelines. The eloquent and articulate pronouncer was Mr. Joseph Gillespie, Computer Teacher, and the judges were Mrs. Sarah Hare, Reading Specialist and Miss Adrianna Masotti, student teacher with Mrs. Hirsch.  Students had been enthusiastically studying 300 challenging words in preparation for the competition, and after the initial list was exhausted, random words from prior lists were utilized. This competition provides the opportunity for improvement of spelling and vocabulary skills, as well as word origins and parts of speech. After twelve arduous and intensive rounds, this year’s school champion was an eighth grader, Albin Mullan, who embraced the winning title with the word “kaleidoscope.” He will receive a plaque in his name to be displayed in the school and a free one year subscription to Encyclopaedia Britannica online (courtesy of Scripps National Spelling Bee). Seventh grader Rahul Ramakrishnan  came in second and eighth grader Sehaj Munot came in third. Special thanks to Dunkin’ Donuts, 1933 Route 46, Parsippany for donating prizes for the winners!

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