Sixth-Grade Students Buzz with Spelling Talent

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Kyle Kirshenbaum was the first-place winner in Shore Road School’s annual sixth-grade spelling bee, with Ariana Khan finishing second in the nail-biting competition.

Fourteen student spellers battled it out on the auditorium stage for the title of top speller, with teachers Carolyn Acevedo and Kelly Popielaski as moderators and teacher Laurie DiMaina, Regina Harten and Michelle Stein as judges. The competition was challenging when after 10 rounds and the misspelling of the word “acrylic” and “physician,” Kyle gave the correct spelling of the championship word “copyright.” 
Prior to the spelling bee, contests were held in individual classrooms, and the top two spellers from each class were invited to participate in the spelling bee on March 28. The district also congratulates participants Alex Ader, Andrea Bardhan, Max Broder, Dylan Kratenstein, Danny Molloy, Olivia Ragusa, Liliana Rogina, Jack Sarosy, James Smith, Elania Sylvester, Sophia Venero and Nick Yao.