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Woodstone spelling bee: a C-O-M-P-E-L-L-I-N-G Competition

Spelling Bee Winner

Spelling Bee Winner Jocelyn Rivera takes the big win.

The contest began with 25 students and quickly narrowed to only two in round 8. We had an experience at Woodstone Elementary School much like watching the National Spelling Bee on TV. Two remaining students, Jocelyn Rivera and Madi Arriaga, began a j-o-u-s-t of words that would ultimately end 20 rounds later.

For the next hour, they both won rounds, but could not spell the championship word to capture the victory. V-o-u-c-h, d-i-v-v-y (who knew it had 2 vs), and a-s-y-l-u-m to name a few words that were given this morning. With tension mounting, the two continued round after round with s-q-u-i-r-m-y but attentive 4th and 5th grade cheering for a winner. Ultimately, the contest concluded with Jocelyn successfully spelling m-u-r-d-e-r-o-u-s. It was by far the most exciting Spelling bee we have ever witnessed here at Woodstone.

Spelling bee students

Spelling bee adversaries, Madi Arriaga and Jocelyn Rivera, enjoyed the joust of words.

 

Posted on January 15, 2014