It was tough competition at the Middle School Spelling Bee this week.
Participants went through 17 rounds before a winner was declared. Michael Abatiello (grade 8) came in first place with Max Schaefer (grade 8) as the 1st Runner-up and Luke Toma (grade 8) as the 2nd Runner-up.
Michael will now go to the regional competition to be held at Proctors on Feb. 7. Good luck, Michael and great job to all who participated!
And thank you to Mrs. Sinnott for being the pronouncer and Master of Ceremonies, and Mrs. Hurley and Mr. Urbanski for judging.