Speller Heads to Regionals

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Fifth-grader Sophie Blumenthal has secured a spot in the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee, to be held at Hofstra University on March 13.

Sophie won the chance to compete after participating in her school’s fourth- and fifth-grade spelling bee on Jan. 25. She took the top spot after correctly spelling “excursion.” Runners-up in the competition were fifth-grader Benjamin Perez-Fletcher and fourth-grader Michelle Wu.

The district extends its congratulations to Sophie and wishes her luck in the next round of competition.