Crofton youngster one of 32 local Spelling Bees
February 28, 2013 by Mark
The 25th Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee were held on February 23 and featured 32 students showing off their spelling skills, with Crofton Middle School Grade 7 student Katie Sullivan one of the 32 contestants.
The participants included a range of young spellers, ranging from public, private, and home-schooled students, competing for the prize. Katie, who also featured in last year’s Bee, is currently featuring in a news article on Crofton’s Patch website, using the popular technique of spelling out words on her hand before announcing her answer.
The competition was won by Robin Roper of Severn Middle School. The bizarre word with which she claimed the award was ‘wafflestomper’ – a type of hiking boot – which put an end to an amazing battle with runner-up Olivia Simmons, which lasted 29 rounds.
An all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. was awarded to Robin, as well as an invite to compete in 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee later in the year.
Other top spellers were also be given prices that will include monetary awards from 21st Century Education Foundation, reference books by Encyclopedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster, gift certificates, plaques, and a trophy for winner’s school.
These 32 students had advanced from more than 1,500 students who participated in their schools’ spelling bee. One can be sure that many printing service are more than happy to support this event with banner printing and flyer printing to advertise this event to help promote education in the community.