Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
As the eager school audience filed into the Old Gym on the morning of April 19, there were some nervous but excited third and fourth grade students seated on the stage. After weeks of studying, the day had finally arrived: the Sixth Annual East Woods School Spelling Bee.
A total of 39 students tried out for the Spelling Bee preliminary round, and 12 students made it through as finalists. Those students were given a challenging list of 250 vocabulary words to study prior to the Spelling Bee. After an impressive 43 rounds, Danielle Rosenthal, fourth-grade teacher and Spelling Bee leader, actually ran out of words, leaving a five-way tie for first place. During the last 15 rounds these five impressive spellers didn’t miss a single letter.
All of the competitors should feel proud of their accomplishments. The five finalists were William Hunter, Spencer Kriegstein, Jackie Oruci, Jack Towse and Helen Sweeney.
Special thanks also to the dedicated teachers who helped make this event a success: Danielle Rosenthal, Lauren Domaradzki, Francine Wood, Tricia Butt and Linda Mulrean.
East Woods School is an independent, co-educational Pre-Nursery through 8th Grade school, including a full-day Kindergarten program. East Woods School is located on 46-acres in Oyster Bay.