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3 Baldwinsville students advance to oral round of 2023 spelling bee

January 10, 2023

Three Baldwinsville Central School District students will advance to the oral round of The Post-Standard/ Spelling Bee.

Congratulations to the following students: 

Liam Becker, fourth grade, Reynolds Elementary School
Walid Nassar, sixth grade, Ray Middle School
Lillian Piatkowski, fifth grade, Van Buren Elementary School

The students won their school spelling bees and competed in the online regional round to qualify for the local final round, according to organizers.

The students will compete in The Post-Standard | regional spelling bee at 10 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

The February spelling bee will be recorded and shown on on April 1.

The winner of that competition will represent Central New York in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. That competition will be held May 28 through June 3 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 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.