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Five Baldwinsville students advance to oral round of regional spelling bee

Five Baldwinsville Central School District students will advance to the oral round of The Post-Standard | | WCNY Spelling Bee.

Congratulations to the following students: 

Elizabeth Pérez Mariño, 5th grade, Palmer Elementary School
Olivia Murray, 5th grade, Van Buren Elementary School
Owen Nizar, 6th grade, Ray Middle School
Nia Delardi, 8th grade, Durgee Junior High School
Miranda Barnard, 8th grade, Durgee Junior High School

The regional written bee took place virtually this weekend. The top 30 scorers on the written bee will compete in the oral spelling bee on March 24. The oral spelling bee will also be held virtually.

The winner of the regional oral spelling bee advances to compete in the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee, which is scheduled for June 1-3 in National Harbor, Maryland.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational program. The purpose of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.

Congratulations to all of our spellers who made it to the written round. We are so proud of you!

Each Baldwinsville elementary school, along with Ray Middle School and Durgee Junior High School, recently held their school spelling bees. The top four spellers qualified for the written test:
Elden Elementary School
Alexandra Delia, 4th grade
Gareth Tarkulich, 4th grade
Chloe Colline, 5th grade
Natalie Rothenhoefer, 5th grade
McNamara Elementary School
Brooke Jordan, 4th grade
Owen Shires, 4th grade
Chace Brumbaugh, 5th grade
Ella Pearce, 5th grade
Palmer Elementary School
Matthew Franco, 4th grade
Alanna Ranalli, 4th grade
Sophie Demer, 5th grade
Elizabeth Pérez Mariño, 5th grade
Reynolds Elementary School
Aislinn Coogan, 4th grade
Jakob Proulx, 4th grade
Tyler Lucas, 5th grade
Ryan White, 5th grade
Van Buren Elementary School
Jack Tatem, 4th grade
Carmela Budzich, 5th grade
Giavanna Murray, 5th grade
Olivia Murray, 5th grade
Ray Middle School
Owen Nizar, 6th grade
Juli Rogers, 6th grade
Ian Clay, 7th grade
Alvin Luu, 7th grade
Durgee Junior High School
Miranda Barnard, 8th grade
Nia Delardi, 8th grade
Reese Clark, 8th grade
Alexander Jerrett, 8th grade