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District spelling bee is a success at The Studio School

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District spelling bee is a success at The Studio School

This year’s District Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, February 1, at The Studio School! 30 of the district’s top spellers competed for three hours and 31 rounds. At the end were left standing Aditi Muthukumar, 7th grade at Hulstrom K-8, and Aadhya Muthukumar, 4th grade at Hulstrom K-8 - yes, sisters! Aditi, a multiple-time district winner ultimately took home the top trophy. Aadyha took home 2nd place, and Julia Angelicchio, 7th grade at Westlake Middle, placed 3rd.

Spelling Bee top 3 collage

11 spellers, including Aditi, Aadhya, and Julia, will now move on to the state qualifying round on February 23. The Colorado State Spelling Bee will take place on Saturday, March 5, at the University of Denver.

A special congratulations to all of the spellers who have advanced to the next round!
Vishisht Advaita, Prospect Ridge Academy
Julia Angelicchio, Westlake Middle School
Abraham Farfel, Glacier Peak Elementary School
Rohan Jeyavel, Stargate School
Apeksha Mishra, Prospect Ridge Academy
Shrivatsa Murugan, Stargate School
Aadhya Muthukumar, Hulstrom K-8
Aditi Muthukumar, Hulstrom K-8
Sriman Reddy, Stargate School
Sidharth Senthil, Westlake Middle School
Om Thakekar, Stargate School

Spelling Bee finalists face camera

A special thanks to:
Sharla Kaczar and The Studio School Staff for hosting the Bee
School spelling bee sponsors Kelly Anderson (Prospect Ridge Academy), Michelle Cantwell (Westlake Middle School), Mandy Festi (Hulstrom K-8), Jennifer Hanna (Stargate School), Brenda Mueller (Glacier Peak Elementary School), Sheryl Skattum (Westlake Middle School), and Lisa Zelinger Cohen (Stargate School)
And Adams 12 staff members Valarie Almanzar, Lori Bailey, Suzanne Carroll, Christine Cervera, Tiah Frankish, Rochelle Garcia-Gomez, Tiffani Gussman, Terrilyn Pugnetti, and Monica Santana-Ricalday for volunteering their time to make the Bee a successful event!

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