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Regional Southeastern Florida Scripps Spelling Bee in Boca Raton Feb. 20

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It appears to be Spelling Bee time at some schools in the Palm Beach County School District which is raising much enthusiasm and excitement among students not only in Palm Beach County but also in Glades, Hendry, and Okeechobee Counties as they all prepare for the upcoming Final Regional Southeastern Florida Scripps Spelling Bee to be held February 20th at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton.

Some activity in PBC shows that Colton King and Brady Machado will represent Pierce Hammock Elementary at the Local Area Spelling Bee that will take place on February 20, 2014 at St. Andrews School. According to school reports, there was much buzzing with excitement on Friday, January 24, 2014 as twenty-seven fourth and fifth grade students and their families assembled in the cafeteria for Pierce Hammock’s Annual Spelling Bee. The students prepared for months and the competitors were strong spellers. After many rounds a Champion Speller shined through, Colton King, a fifth grade student. The first runner up was Brady Machado, also a fifth grader, and the second runner up was Brody Holland, a fourth grade student.

Other activity in PBC shows that Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School recently held their annual Spelling Bee. Forty students competed and 4th graders Rushik Sakamuri and Sofia Allen will represent the school at the Regional contest in Boca Raton.

Congratulations to all of the participants that took the time and effort to compete and to all Palm Beach County school winners, much success to you at the Regional Competition. Kudos to parents, families, schools and communities that continually support their children in their undertakings. “The Best for the Future”.

More Info About Regional Spelling Bee:

(Source: Palm Beach Post) Saint Andrew’s School, a private Catholic school, will host the final Regional Southeastern Florida Scripps Spelling Bee for the sixth straight year on Feb. 20 on its campus on Jog Road in Boca Raton. The spelling bee is expected to draw more than 100 students from more than 50 schools in Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties. Each participating school is permitted to enter two students. The first round of the regional spelling bee will be a written test that begins at 4:45 pm. The second round, a traditional oral spelling bee format, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Participants will get one point for each correctly spelled word in each round with the top 20 scoring spellers from both rounds combined proceeding to the final round at 7 p.m. The elimination final round will go until one champion speller emerges who will proceed to the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office, Feb. 2014

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