Spelling Bee

2015 Regional Bee

The 68th Annual Regional Spelling Bee will take place March 7, 2015 in the auditorium at Monticello High School. Student registration will be from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the Regional Spelling Bee will be televised at 11 a.m. sharp on NBC29. The champion of the 68th Annual Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by The Daily Progress/The News Virginian and NBC29 Spelling will represent our area in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. Prizes for our area’s top spellers will be given out during the live broadcast on March 7, this includes, reference books and gift certificates plus an all-expense paid trip for the top winner to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

2015 Division Winners

The 2015 Division Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, February 25, at the County Office Building in Lane Auditorium.

  • First Place: Grace Caramanis (Cale Elementary)
  • Runner Up: Ahmad Hasan-Aamir (Burley Middle School)

After 16 rounds, the winner was announced. The winning word was "Madagascar."

The additional five students who will join Grace and Ahmad at the Regional Bee on March 7th are:

  • Renae George (Baker Butler Elementary)
  • Jacob Frysinger (Broadus Wood Elementary)
  • Aditi Prakash (Henley Middle School)
  • Veda Gupta (Hollymead Elementary)
  • Michael Lee (Murray Elementary)
 

 2015 Division Bee Finalists

 



2014 Division Winners

  • First Place: Roshan George, Sutherland Middle School
  • Runner Up: Ahmad Hasan-Aamir, Burley Middle School

After 23 rounds, the winner was announced. The winning word was "aventurine" - a translucent quartz spangled throughout with scales of mica or other mineral.

Six additional students will also participate in the Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 8th:

  • Brandon Caramanis, Walton Middle School
  • Michael Lee, Murray Elementary School
  • Aoife Arras, Cale Elementary School
  • Cecelia Dagner, Brownsville Elementary School
  • Jacob Frysinger, Broadus Wood Elementary School

 

 2014 Division Bee Finalists

 



2013 Division Winners

Read the press release.

  • First Place: Roshan George, Sutherland Middle School
  • Runner Up: Francesca Bernardino, Cale Elementary

The winning word was "paucity"- (a small number: fewness).

Six additional finalists who will participate in the Regional Bee:

  • Hayden Miller - Brownsville Elementary
  • Mark Pellissier - Burley Middle School
  • Sylvia Seay - Crozet Elementary
  • Johanna Hall - Greer Elementary
  • Ashley Huang - Jouett Middle School
  • Serena Loomba - Yancey Elementary
 

 2013 Division Bee Finalists