Spelling Bee Competition Winners Advance
|On Thursday, December 6, forty students from North Syracuse Junior High School, Roxboro Road Middle School and Gillette Road Middle School gathered at the North Syracuse Central School District Administrative Office building to compete in a district-wide spelling bee.
The talented students, from grades five through eight, were challenged with a variety of words ranging from simple spellings such as “ghost” and “signals” to more difficult spellings such as “electrolysis” and “astonishment.” All students came to the competition after completing written and oral exams within their schools.
All students did very well in the spelling bee and the final two competitors, Anne Capone and Evangela Asare battled for top honors. In the end, Anne Capone a 5th grade student at Gillette Road Middle School, won the competition by correctly spelling the words “hydrogen.”
The top six competitors from the North Syracuse Central School District spelling bee will advance to The Post Standard/WCNY 2019 Spelling Bee written.
Those finalists are:
- Anne Capone of Clay, 5th Grade at Gillette Road Middle School – 1st Place
- Evangela Asare of North Syracuse, 6th Grade at Roxboro Road Middle School – 2nd Place
- Lydia Morris of Cicero, 7th Grade at Gillette Road Middle School - 3rd Place
- Ocean Wang of Clay, 6th Grade at Gillette Road Middle School - 4th Place
- Nicholas Capece of Cicero, 7th Grade at Gillette Road Middle School - 5th Place
- Persephone Reilly of Mattydale, 6th Grade at Roxboro Road Middle School - 6th Place
The top three student finalists are pictured (left to right): Lydia Morris, Anne Capone and Evangela Asare.