Bee participants honored by Board of Education

Bee participants honored by Board of Education photo
Fourth- and fifth-graders put their knowledge of the world, the past and the written word to the test as participants of school’s National Geographic Bee, National History Bee and Scripps Spelling Bee.

Although they took the tests already, Principal Thomas Meehan continued to pose questions in those academic areas to the numerous students who were named champions in the school’s Bees as they were honored at a recent Board of Education meeting.

“We are so proud of their accomplishments and the opportunities offered through our SEAL program,” said Meehan, of the school’s Studies Enriching Academic Learning program for students in grade 3-5, headed by Dr. Kate Zvokel.

School Spelling Bee champions are fifth-graders Isabelle Chen and runner-up Sara Freitas. National History Bee School Champions took a multiple-choice test, which qualified them to move forward to both the regional exam and the regional finals. Those students are fifth-graders Jan Goldgaber, Aoife Hogan, Max Joyner, Ana Kelly, Leo Marsala, Evan Monaghan, Jack Snyder and Christian Urea; and fourth-graders Christopher Nam and Max Kronberg.

In the SEAL National Geographic Bee, five winners from each grades’ SEAL class competed against one another. The first-place winner took an online exam to qualify for the state bee. Those students are fourth-graders Christopher Nam and Mari Fukuto and fifth-grader Emily Snyder who won first, second and third, respectively.