Schools crown top spellers

February 17, 2013 

Several Wake County schools have announced the winners of their recent school spelling bees. The first-place winners in the school bees will compete in the regional bee this Saturday.

Northwoods Elementary: Fifth-grader Evan Snively won his school’s bee by correctly spelling the word “emotional.” The second-place finisher was fifth-grader Mitchell Kandel and Evan’s sister, second-grader Amy Snively, won third place. The school is in Cary.

Combs Elementary: Fifth-grader Nabeel Nasruddin won after correctly spelling 24 words, including, ultimately, “metronome.” Sam Chittick was the runner up for the Raleigh school.

Leesville Road Elementary: Caroline Gall correctly spelled “consequence” to earn first place in her school’s spelling bee. Rhiannon Williams was the second-place winner and Josh Bartosik won third place. All are fourth-graders at the Raleigh school.

Brier Creek Elementary: Fifth-grader Ameya Rao won her school’s bee by correctly spelling “tinkerer.” The school is located in Raleigh.

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