Bellmore Spelling Leaders are A-Buzz with Talent

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Dillon Hopp was the winner of Winthrop Avenue School’s annual fourth-grade spelling bee, with Jake Greco placing second in the competition. 

Fourteen of the school’s spelling leaders battled it out to claim the title of top speller, with teachers Carolyn Buckley, Gina Foppiano and Deirdre Golden as the judges and Marjorie Falabella as the moderator. The competitors completed 10 rounds before Dillon and Jake misspelled the words “suffocate” and “violence,” with Dillon taking the title with the correct spelling of the word “decoration.” Both Dillon and Jake received an award of a gift card.
Principal Sally Curto congratulated all of the competitors on their performance. “Just being up on stage today is a great accomplishment, and you should all be very proud of yourselves,” she said.

Prior to the spelling bee, contests were held in individual classes, and the two top spellers from each classroom were invited to participate in the Dec. 6 competition. The Bellmore School District also congratulates: Violet Benno, Emme Frimmer, Lila Goldman, Emily Greco, Sasha Karafin, Emily McDermott, Luke Padula, Lisa Rosen, Ryan Settanni, Connor Sharp, Matthew Torre and Presley Trapani.