Students rock RoxEl Spelling Bee
Senior Division winners:
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Roxboro Elementary School’s second annual spelling bee, open to first through fifth graders, was held June 1.
Top finishers in the Junior Divison, grades 1–3, were Thalia Lisowski, who placed first with the word “serenade;” Miyah Coleman, who placed second; and Braedan Rink, who placed third.
In the Senior Division, grades 4–5, Nick Protasiewicz placed first with the word “harassment,” Beatrice Woodside placed second and Justin Rink placed third.
“By the time they reached the final rounds, the Junior Division participants were spelling words which were at least fifth grade level, and our Senior Division spellers were tackling eighth grade level words!” said Brenna Lisowski, PTA communications chair. “We're proud of everyone who participated.”
Students were selected to participate in the bee based on their scores on a written test administered in class. Merchants donated prizes, and students collected pledges—for either a flat donation or for each word spelled correctly—from parents and friends.
The bee raised more than $700 for the school. The event was organized by Beth Woodside, a Roxboro parent and a strong competitor in the annual Reaching Heights adult spelling bee.
Deanna Bremer Fisher
Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.