District 140 Spelling Bee Won by Grissom’s Jade Aranda

D140 spelling bee winner with grissom middle school principal

Grissom Middle School sixth grader Jade Aranda won the District 140 Spelling Bee on May 22nd. Aranda clinched the victory by correctly spelling the word "cohesive". Coming in a close second was McAuliffe fifth grader Josiah Corral. Third place honors went to Grissom eighth grader Stephen Mathew.

“All of our competitors should be congratulated for their hard work and dedication,” said GATE Resource Teacher Susan Murphy.  “It was an awesome competition, and each student did a wonderful job of representing their home school.”

Competing in the spell off were the top two building level representatives from each of the District’s seven schools - a total of 14 competitors from grades four through eight. The competition was coordinated by D140 GATE teachers Susan Murphy, Karen Cronk, Marie Hannon, and Kate Duchak.

Runners up included: Zachary Soprych, Millennium; Madeline Kordell, Prairie View; Adriel Emmanuel, Keller; Vikram Karra, Prairie View; Jasmine Carpiso, Bannes; Lucas Cordova, Keller; John McNulty, Millennium; Shukri Mohammad, Bannes; Erik Peterson, Fernway; Brody Wesolowski, Fernway; and Emma Lannin, McAuliffe.

Congratulations to all!

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