Fernwood Spelling Bee

Fernwood Spelling Bee
Posted on 02/25/2020

The annual Fernwood Spelling Bee took place on Friday January 31st in the auditorium. A total of 75 spellers from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade competed this year. The Bee lasted for twenty-one intense rounds and a total of 334 words before 7th grader Alex Contantinescu was declared the champion when he correctly spelled folklorist! The next four places went to current 6th grade students. Belina Zhang was the runner-up. Third place was a tie between Rishan Rashed and Alex Derbyshire, while fifth place went to Olivia Liang. They all did a fantastic job and any one of them could have won the title.

 

Alex will next compete against other school champions from throughout South Jersey at the South Jersey Spelling Bee on March 21st. The winner there will receive an expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee! Good luck, Alex!