East Rochester School spelling bee winner, fifth grader Brooke Moore, left, and runner-up, fourth grader Nicholas Tapia. (Courtesy Photo East Rochester School)
The winners of the individual classroom spelling bees moved on to take part in the school-wide event. Front Row (left to right):Mason Doyle (2nd grade), Julian Tucker (2nd grade), Carter Moberly (1st grade), Clarissa Drapeau (1st grade), Middle Row (left to right): Nicholas Tapia (4th grade), Markus Bower (4th grade), Kevin Leach (3rd grade), Back Row (left to right):Brooke Moore (5th grade), Jacob Gooley (5th grade), Thomas Fall (5th grade). (Courtesy Photo East Rochester School)
ROCHESTER — Principal Christine Hebert is pleased to announce that the East Rochester School hosted its annual spelling bee today.
The school-wide bee, which featured the 10 students who won their individual classroom spelling bees last month, lasted for 26 rounds before fifth grader Brooke Moore emerged victorious. Fourth grader Nicholas Tapia was the runner-up.
Moore’s winning word, “blustery,” was included on a list of several words that the classroom winners — representatives from each class in grades one through five — was provided to study after they earned their spot in the school-wide event.
“We are proud of all of our spellers and would like to congratulate each of them on their hard work,” Reading Specialist Nicole Merrigan said.