The Buzz on the Spelling Bee


Spelling the word “astonishment” correctly earned sixth-grader Inshal Abid the title of middle school spelling bee champion. Fellow sixth-grader Sofia Maragos spelled her way into the position of runner-up. The girls beat out their older peers as 30 students in grades six, seven and eight competed in the annual schoolwide spelling bee. 

The competition was intense as participants continued to spell words correctly from round to round, preventing them from being eliminated. As the words increased in difficulty throughout the rounds, fewer participants remained.  Students qualified for the schoolwide spelling bee by winning the spelling bees in their individual classrooms. Inshal will now go on to Hofstra University for the next level of the spelling bee competition.