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May 3, 2010
Grace Academy held its spelling bee April 15. The winners were Rachel Rao, kindergarten; Carissa Grach, first grade; Mckenzie Slough and Jenna Wingert, second grade; Elizabeth Anders, third grade; Hunter Smith, fourth grade; and Harrison Barger, fifth grade.
January 16, 2012
Heritage Academy held its annual spelling bee Jan. 4. The winning students in each class received trophies. The winners were: • Fourth grade: Cameron Hahn, first; Colby Reese, second • Fifth grade: Jan Lomahan, first; Naomi Faith, second • Sixth grade: Faith Horst, first; Maelynne Patey, second • Seventh grade: Evan Reese, first; Maddie Runkles second • Eighth grade: Hannah Graff, first; Michael Hendershot, second....
May 2, 2011
Winners of the St. Mary Catholic School spelling bee were Asher Starliper, Madeleine Ward, Ian Ferguson, Zohaib Raja, Briana Whelan and Fatima Pasha.
By TAYLOR ECKEL | | June 24, 2011
Esotropia. Xanthodont. Pogoniasis. Quotidian. These are just a few of the more than 300 words Cassandra Li studied in preparation for the Western Maryland HealthSpell, a spelling bee that used health terminology. The 13-year-old Hagerstown resident spelled more than 100 words correctly before misspelling "immunodeficiency" to win second place in the June 4 spelling bee in Frostburg, Md. For her second-place finish, Cassandra won a $2,000 college scholarship. The daughter of Lieyu and Huiyu Li, Cassandra will be an eighth-grader in the fall.
February 4, 2009
SMITHSBURG - The final competition of the Smithsburg Middle School geography bee was held in January and when the dust cleared, three students came out on top. Tymon Walker-Cameron was the first-place winner, Lauren Greenwood took second place and Natalie Kauffman came in third. To qualify for the Maryland State Geography Bee, Tymon must have one of the top 100 scores on a written test completed after the school's geography bee is over. o In other competition at Smithsburg Middle, Chris Henderson and Jacob Moore finished first and second in the school's spelling bee for sixth-graders.
By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | March 11, 2000
Two home-schooled students ended up dueling for the Washington County eighth-grade spelling bee title Saturday afternoon. Students from Saint Mary's School in downtown Hagerstown won the sixth- and seventh-grade spelling contests. Kevin Roberts, 14, who lives near Sandy Hook, correctly spelled "savorous" and "Pisces" to win the eighth-grade competition and a free trip to Washington to compete in the national spelling bee. Roberts, who also won a dictionary, a $100 U.S. Savings Bond, a trophy, a gift certificate and computer software, said he wasn't nervous during the contest.
June 20, 2013
1. Stories at Renfrew Children will gather under the tree near the visitors center to hear stories and enjoy related hands-on activities. For children in preschool and older, accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by Renfrew Institute. 1 p.m. Tuesdays, June 25 through Aug. 13. Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Parking is in the lower lot off Welty Road. If it rains or for information, call 717-762-0373. 2. 'Spelling Bee' in Pa. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a comedy about adolescent overachievers' angst played out at a spelling bee. Trinity United Church of Christ of Waynesboro, Pa., presents a family-friendly version.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | May 27, 2013
Preparing for this week's Scripps National Spelling Bee, Jade Lee said she doesn't really like spelling, but she enjoys memorizing. Jade probably won't be asked to spell pygmy puff or puffskein - the type of Harry Potter terms she likes to memorize - in the national spelling bee. Although bezoar - an object referenced in Harry Potter movies and in the dictionary - was one of the words in the county spelling bee, the Smithsburg Middle School eighth-grader...
May 6, 2013
Grace Academy held its spelling bee April 24 for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The winners were Claire Heard, kindergarten, Mrs. Leasure's class; Cole Robins, kindergarten, Mrs. Brumbaugh's class; Lauren Conrad, first grade, Mrs. Clark's class; Erin Rudolph, first grade, Miss Shives' class; Raj Saxena, second grade, Mrs. Swacina's class; Claire Wingert, third grade, Mrs. Carver's class; Carissa Grach, fourth grade, Mrs. Morrison's class;...
February 24, 2013
Heritage Academy held its annual in-school spelling bee Jan. 9. Students in grades four to eight competed for the privilege to advance to the district meet sponsored by American Christian Schools International. Winners from grades six to eight also participated in the Washington County Spelling Bee. The fourth-grade spelling bee lasted 47 rounds, with the top two students continuing for 40 rounds after all other spellers were out.
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | | February 23, 2013
Jade Lee and Evan Reese have big shoes to fill when it comes to spelling. Each has an older sibling who has won the Washington County Spelling Bee and gone on to compete at Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Saturday at the 2012-2013 Washington County Spelling Bee at Western Heights Middle School, the two not only filled the shoes, but to varying extents, followed in their footsteps. Jade, 13, of Leitersburg, won the eighth grade contest and will move on to compete in Washington, D.C. Evan, 13, of Greencastle, Pa., a student at Heritage Academy, was first runner-up.
February 6, 2013
Come and see the exciting conclusion to our search for a 2012-2013 county spelling champ. Watch our young spellers vie for the right to advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Spelling Bee takes place on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1 P.M. at Western Heights Middle School. In case of snow call 301-791-2191 after 9:00 A.M.   Winners Boonsboro Middle: 6th Grade: Ian Zinaich 7th Grade: Ajay Kosuri 8th Grade: Meghan Clark Clear Spring Middle: 6th Grade: Luke Faulkner 7th Grade: Gabby Conrad 8th Grade: Elizabeth Whitmore E Russell Hicks Middle: 6th Grade: Casey Owens 7th Grade: Jermaine Venable 8th Grade: Aiden Hulbert Hancock Middle: 6th Grade: Sunni Schriver 7th Grade: Logan Dawson 8th Grade: Michael Keefer Heritage Academy: 6th Grade: Jan Lomahan 7th Grade: Maelynne Patey 8th Grade: Evan Reese Northern Middle: 6th Grade: Amity Boarman 7th Grade: Rachel Kidwell 8th Grade: Christian Drury Smithsburg Middle: 6th Grade: Ryan Goodmansen 7th Grade: Cameron Snyder 8th Grade: Isaac Stottlemyer Springfield Middle: 6th Grade: Dylan Palladino 7th Grade: Ibrahim Diallo 8th Grade: Alexis Hubbard St. Mary Catholic School: 6th Grade: Emily Concovia 7th Grade: Julianna Swarner 8th Grade: Asher Starliper Runners-up...
December 20, 2012
Teens Have Choices will have a team spelling bee from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Bridge of Life, 6 S. Potomac St., in downtown Hagerstown. Rather than individuals competing against one another, adult spelling bees are team competitions, with the members of the team consulting with one another before submitting the spelling they think is correct. The result is a combination of friendly competition and team spirit. Teens may form a team to compete against their parents, teachers, coaches, or friends from other schools.
Lisa Prejean | November 9, 2012
In preparing to travel to Landover, Md., for a district spelling bee last Monday, I was looking over the volunteer positions that had been assigned to teachers. Much to my surprise, under the sixth-grade bee assignments, there I was: Spelling Master. The job sounds more ominous than it is. It basically involves being able to pronounce words correctly, use them in sentences and listen closely as a student states each letter. The Spelling Master also has the job of breaking the news to the speller: In a positive way: “That is correct.” Or, in a negative way: “I'm sorry.
May 13, 2012
Monday, May 14 AP exams all week    2012-13 kindergarten registration - Applications available at all elementary schools Barbara Ingram School for the Arts - Morning dance rehearsal at The Maryland Theatre Boonsboro Middle - Band rehearsal for grades seven and eight, 3:45 p.m. Clear Spring Middle - Spring chorus concert at Clear Spring High, 7 p.m. E. Russell Hicks Middle ...
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