W-A-I-V-E-R Spells Trip to Regional Spelling Bee for CMS 8th Grader
Top spellers from grades five, six, seven and eight competed in Chatham Middle School’s eighth annual spelling bee, held the afternoon of January 10th. In all, nineteen students participated in the bee, either having been selected by their teachers for their outstanding spelling ability, or by winning a classroom spelling competition. After twelve rounds of letter-by-letter action, Eighth grader Erin Clark came out on top, successfully spelling “waiver” to dislodge fellow eighth graders Sadie Kratt, Ana Verma, and seventh grader Tara Shetsky, all of whom tied for second place.
As CMS spelling champion, Erin was awarded a one-year subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica Kids Online and will go on to compete in the Capital Region Spelling Bee held at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady on February 7th. The event features top young spellers from eleven counties and will be televised on Time Warner Cable. The winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
2012 CMS Spelling Bee Participants
Cora Lena Aladin-Williams
Mrs. Debye-Saxinger and Mr. Kole officated