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North East ISD middle and elementary schools will be conducting school spelling bees this fall and spring, with winners advancing to the San Antonio Express News 60th Annual Regional Spelling Bee in March 2013. As events are held, they will be added to this page. Please check back regularly for updates.

Scroll the list or click on a link to read more: Bulverde Creek, Bradley, Bush, Canyon Ridge, Clear Spring, Ed White, Encino Park, Hardy Oak, Harmony Hills, Huebner, Jackson-Keller, Las Lomas, Oak Grove, Oak Meadow, Olmos, Serna, Stone Oak, Tejeda, Tuscany Heights, Wetmore.


Bulverde Creek has a FANTASTIC time at spelling bee

On Jan. 15, Bulverde Creek Elementary School held its annual spelling bee with its third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students. The winner was Madelyn Skloss and her winning word was FANTASTICALLY.


Bradley names a spelling bee champion

Bradley Middle School's Spelling Bee was held after school on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Sixth grader Natalie DeLozier was the champion, beating out other sixth- and eighth-grade students. She has also placed in spelling events in a number of Academic UIL meets this year.


Bush holds EX-citing spelling bee

Date: Jan. 15
Time: 4 pm
Location: Library, Bush MS, 1500 Evans Rd

On January 15, the Bush Middle School Spelling Bee took place. The winner was Imaan Kanji, a 6th grader, who correctly spelled 'exfoliate' to win. Congratulations to Imaan and good luck at the next level of competition!



Canyon Ridge crowns top speller

The Canyon Ridge Elementary School Spelling Bee was held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Students in fourth and fifth grades were given a spelling test in October. The top speller from each class was invited to participate in the Canyon Ridge Spelling Bee.

They met for seven weeks in November, December, and January to study the words. Many Bee participants studied at home as well.

The winner of the Canyon Ridge Spelling Bee this year was Zachary Auster from Mrs. Franzen’s fifth-grade class. His winning word was “incoherently.”

The runner-up was Rishu Prasad from Mrs. Hanz’s fifth- grade class.

Zach will participate in the Express-News 60th Annual Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium.



Energized crowd cheers on Clear Spring spelling bee

An energetic crowd was the audience for the Clear Spring Elementary School 2013 Spelling Bee. The champion was Kendyl Meier, a fifth-grade student in Ms. Hernandez class. Her winning word was provincial. The runner-up was Destiny Carter from Ms. Cleveland's fourth-grade class.

All spelling bee participants were considered winners in the school's eyes. Assistant Principal Mrs. Harper presented all participants with a Spelling Bee Spirit Stick that they will proudly wear around campus. Congratulations to all who represented their classrooms in the spelling bee.



Ed White conducts spelling bee with special host

Date: Dec. 6
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Cafeteria, Ed White MS, 7800 Midcrown

After a exciting and exhilarating battle between a sixth, seventh and eighth grader for the sole position to advance to the regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the San Antonio Express-News, Ed White Middle School seventh grader Neeah Baez was declared the winner.

Parents who attended were treated to dinner from Jason's Deli. Marvin Hurst,reporter from KENS 5, was the guest announcer. Last year's winner Marco Alvarado, a current Roosevelt High School freshman, presented the trophy to this year's winner.

Neeah was determined to win this year, since she was the runner-up last year at Ed White. Neeah is the proud daughter of Arnold and Shannon Sanchez of San Antonio. She will advance to the Regional Competition at Laurie Auditorium on March 9, 2013. The first runner up was sixth grader Fatima Wann and a close third place was held by eighth grader James Hargrove. Fantastic job to all participants.



Encino Park nail biter lasts 18 rounds

Congratulations to Ritvik Balachandar from Mrs. Villanueva’s class for winning the 2013 Encino Park Elementary School Spelling Bee.  Thomas Tharakan from Miss Craig’s class and Sasha Tunsiricharoengul from Ms. Herrera’s class tied for second place. 

The bee lasted 18 rounds, with the final four spellers competing head-to-head for most of the final 10 rounds.  Ritvik conquered words, such as dystopia, contemporaneous, and cauterize, before finally clinching the title with turban.  Thomas tackled caricature, faux, and grandiloquence, while Sasha confronted derisible, pompadour, and apotheosis.  Congratulations also to Shilpa Gunuganti from Mr. Shelby’s class for placing third.  She conquered words such as idyll, parliamentary, and indefatigable.

All contestants were outstanding spellers and represented their classes well.  One more round of applause goes to each and every one of them.

Ritvik will now advance to the Regional Spelling Bee to be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Trinity University in the Laurie Auditorium, if you would like to be there to show him your support. 



Hardy Oak student wins with "galvanize"

Fifth grader Gabriel Jones, from Mrs. Baker's class, won the Hardy Oak Elementary School Spelling Bee with the word galvanize. The runner-up was Dana Marion from Mrs. Albrecht's fifth-grade class. Twenty eight fourth- and fifth-graders participated in a memorable competition and we look forward to cheering on Gabriel when he competes in March at the San Antonio Express News Spelling Bee.



Harmony Hills speller ready for the challenge

On Nov. 28, 2012, Harmony Hills Elementary School held its annual spelling bee with its fourth and fifth-grade students. The winner was fourth grader Sky Navarro. She now advances to the city wide spelling competition in March.


Huebner students compete in annual spelling bee

Date: Jan. 11
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Cafeteria, Huebner ES, 16311 Huebner Rd

Huebner Elementary School's annual spelling bee was held on Jan. 11. Fifth-grader Jaxon Jones in Mrs. Laurie Harris's class won and will represent Huebner in the Express-News Spelling Bee in March.




Jackson-Keller fifth-grader wins campus spelling bee

This year’s 2012-2013 Jackson Keller Elementary School Spelling Bee winner is Amanda DeLuna in Mrs. Parra's 5th Grade class.

For the event, each third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade class competed in their own classroom spelling bee. The top two students from each class moved on to compete in the campus spelling bee. A total of 42 students participated in the campus spelling bee this year, and our final winner was fifth-grade GT student Amanda DeLuna. Amanda's winning word was "primitive," and her classmates and teacher all cheered with such enthusiasm as she spelled the winning word correctly.

She was such a graceful and appreciative winner, and the Jackson-Keller faculty and staff is proud to have Amanda move on to compete in the San Antonio Express-News Regional Spelling Bee.

The Regional Spelling Bee will be held at Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University on March 9 at 8 a.m.



Las Lomas holds first spelling bee

Congratulations to Markham Brown for becoming the winner of the very first Spelling Bee held at Las Lomas Elementary School. The crowd was excited to see the new school's first spelling event with students from the third-, fourth- and fifth-grades representing their classes. All participants are to be commended for the hard work and commitment involved in preparing for the contest.

Markham is a Fifth Grader in Mrs. Lummas' classroom and he will go on to represent Las Lomas in the city-wide Spelling Bee at Trinity University on March 9, 2013 in the Laurie Auditorium.



Oak Grove students participate in annual spelling bee

Date: Jan. 18
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Gym, Oak Grove ES, 3250 Nacogdoches

Oak Grove Elementary School students in second, third, fourth and fifth grade competed and participated in the annual Spelling Bee Contest. They worked extremely hard and prepared for the competition. The overall winner was Briana Ward from Mrs. Campano's class. She was awarded a trophy and medal and will move on to compete against other students from local districts in March.



Oak Meadow's top spellers compete

Date: Feb. 4
Time: 1:15 pm
Location: Media Room, Oak Meadow ES, 2800 Hunters Green

The annual Spelling Bee at Oak Meadow Elementary School was a huge success! The top two spellers from every classroom in grades 3, 4, and 5 competed. They all did a fantastic job. Our top three spellers were: 3rd place - Margot Duque, 2nd place - Sophia Pinheiro, and in 1st place - Lucia Follman. Lucia won by spelling "equanimity" correctly. Way to go!


Olmos crowns winner at spelling bee

On Jan. 30, Olmos Elementary School was proud to hold its annual Scripps National Spelling Bee for third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students. They had 32 competitors from the three different grade levels including their bilingual students.

After many rounds and very challenging words, the winning word of “preserve” was spelled by third grade bilingual student Idali Fernandez. Idali will now move on to compete at the San Antonio Express-News Regional Spelling Bee at Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University on March 9, 2013.



Serna spelling bee puts students to the test

Serna Elementary School held its spelling bee on Jan. 25 for its third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students. The winner was fifth grader Isaiah McRoberts. He now advances to the city wide spelling bee in March.



Stone Oak spelling bee is a family affair

Stone Oak Elementary School held its annual spelling bee on Friday, Feb. 1. As always, it was an exciting event for not only for the 23 participants, but for their parents, teachers and classmates as well.

For the first time, fourth- and fifth-grade classes were invited to watch the bee live on television through the Bobcat Broadcasting Channel. Another first for the school was having two sets of siblings competing against each other. Those parents got a double dose of excitement and nail biting nerves!

Congratulations to the bee winner, fifth-grade student Solomon Yoon. The runner up was a fourth grader named Ammar Mustafa. The bee lasted a whopping 25 rounds with the winning word being “lousy.” It sure wasn’t a lousy day for Solomon! He will move on to the city bee held in March at Laurie Auditorium. Congratulations Solomon!


Tejeda holds spelling bee

Tejeda Middle School's 2013 Annual Spelling Bee was held in the school library on Jan. 16. All students who participated did a fabulous job. What great spellers Tejeda has! The winner was seventh grader Hayden Rich. She has the opportunity to compete in the city wide spelling bee on March 9, 2013 at Trinity University's Laurie Auditorium. Congratulations and good luck.



Tuscany Heights holds third annual spelling bee

Date: Jan. 18
Time: 9 am
Location: Computer Lab, Tuscany Heights ES, 25001 Wilderness Oak

Stephen Ding, a 4th grade student in Ms. Valdez's class, won the 3rd annual Spelling Bee at Tuscany Heights Elementary School. The Spelling Bee took place in the computer lab and was broadcast throughout the campus. He will represent our school in the city-wide bee at Trinity University in March.



Wetmore spelling winner ready for the next round

On Jan. 24, Wetmore Elementary School held its annual spelling bee. The winner was Quentin Adams who was able to spell shrapnel. Wetmore's runner up was Riley Carpenter. Quentin now advances to the city wide spelling bee in March.


Posted on December 19, 2012-- Updated Feb. 2013