Annual Scripps Spelling Bee State Competition

Lyndon Educaiton ThumbnailLYNDON- On tuesday, Some of vermonts top youth spellers competed in the annual Scripps Spelling Bee State Competition held at saint michael's college's. Now in its 92nd year, the spelling bee continues to promote literacy and appreciation for the English language.


Each year, the tournament is sponsored by a news organization, carrying on a tradition set by the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky. Representing Lyndon Town School, Cassie vanderhoof of the 8Th grade made it to round 5, placing 10th over all.


To get to this stage in the competion, it takes long hours of reviewing the spelling list, Learning definitions, And preparing yourself for the chance to represent vermont at the national level. Cassie made it to the fith round this year, getting stumped on the word, "jackal." After saying the first letter, You could see on cassies face that she had made a mistake.

Raghav dhandi won the bee by correctly spelling, "hyperbole". The eighth-grade student appeared composed through a 39-round final duel with second-place winner Grace Casey of Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury.

Dhandi is a student at montpelier's main street school and this is his last year of eligibility to compete in the competition.He has also earned a spot on the national stage may 26th, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, during "bee week," the national scripps competition.

Raghav received a scholarship award that will go towards his college education and the trip to Washington DC to resresent the state of Vermont on a national level.

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