Bee-coming a super speller

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The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee tests elementary and middle school students from across the country, with qualifications starting at the school level. All seventh and eighth grade students were required to complete a 20 term exam administered in Composition and Grammar class, but only 13 select students moved on to the next stage. These students will participate in an online session during the week of Dec. 4-8. 

“I honestly thought I wouldn’t qualify,” seventh grader Inica Kaushal, one of the 13, said. She cites her “passion for reading” as the reason for her success, explaining that “most of those qualifier words [she’d] seen in books.”

Below, find the students moving onto the next stage:

7th Grade

Marianna Jimenez 

Inica Kaushal 

Noori Khachi 

Amelie Mudry 

Maiia Nebozhenko  

Sophia Roche 

8th Grade

Roma Agarwal

Simon Aljure-Jauregui 

Ella Corrado

Uma Hedge 

Aaditya Mitra 

Morocco Mullings 

Michael Ramazanov 

Senior Ellaheh Gohari is entering her fourth (and sadly final) year on staff and third year as co-EIC of the Patriot Post. She loves learning new things and can often be found going down Wikipedia rabbit holes in search of random knowledge. Outside of room 25310, she serves as co-president to both the Girls Excelling in Math and Science club and the Science National Honor Society. A science-lover, she enjoys exploring the subject through research projects with UMiami, volunteer tutoring with OTTER and fact-checks with MediaWise. She hopes you enjoy your time reading the Patriot Post.