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Annual Spelling Bee

Claire with her very excited mom.

 The annual Rocky River spelling bee took place on Friday, December 6, 2013. Nineteen contestants from third through fifth grade participated in the competition. The spelling bee lasted eleven rounds and with the word duplicity, Claire St. Bernard was named the spelling bee champion for the 2013-2014 school year. This is the second year in a row that Claire, a fifth grader from Mr. Hass's class, has won the spelling bee.

Claire, who is 10 years old, credits her winning to lots of hard work and studying.  Claire had a goal of becoming a spelling bee champion last year and worked hard to make her dream become a reality.  She wanted to retain her title this year and as with last year she enlisted the help of her family to quiz her on the spelling words.  Claire is extremely happy with all that she has accomplished.  

All nineteen contestants did an oustanding job spelling words like aren't, software, confess, domain, and infamous.  Each student first had to win their classroom spelling bee in order to participate in the school spelling bee.  These students worked hard and were proud to be a part of this competition.

Claire will compete in the Union County Spelling Bee on January 15th at CATA.  Claire has won a one-year subscription to World Book Encyclopedia Brtiannica by winning the Rocky River Elementary School spelling bee.  Rocky River is proud of Claire and knows she will do a fantastic job at the Union County Spelling Bee!

Written by: Heather Shulman
Posted: Dec 10, 2013 by Heather Shulman

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