Showing Off Spelling Talent

Junior-Senior High School students cheered on 11 fellow classmates as they took part in this year’s school spelling bee in the library on Jan. 13.

Having successfully completed their classroom bee, the seventh- and eighth-graders navigated challenging words derived from various countries and time periods as they worked to be named school champion. This year’s event went several rounds, before eighth-grader Anna Romero was named the winner after correctly spelling the word “insouciance.” Seventh-grader Allie Van Rossem was named runner-up.

Anna will compete against other school winners at the Long Island regional spelling bee at Hofstra University in March.