The SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee - Grades 1-5





THE SCRIPPS NATIONAL

SPELLING & VOCABULARY BEE

What’s the BUZZ all about?

  • Are you interested in the origin of words?

  • Do you like to spell words and understand meanings?

  • Are you a dedicated, hard working student?

  • Then maybe The Scripps Spelling Bee is for you!


“BEE”yond Proud in Secaucus

Students in grades 1 through 5 from Huber Street and Clarendon Schools are about to embark upon a shared journey full of hard work, determination and the opportunity to make memories and friendships that last a lifetime. This journey is the Scripps National Spelling Bee!  Dedicated, hardworking students in grades 1 through 5 may sign up for our school spelling bee!


The Scripps National Spelling Bee, is one of the nation's oldest and most iconic competitions, and last year marked nine decades! The purpose of the SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee is not only to help students improve their spelling, but also to increase their vocabularies, improve writing skills, public speaking and poise, and develop correct English usage that will help them throughout their lives.


Last school year, over 300 dedicated students in grades 1 through 5 from Huber Street and Clarendon Schools in Secaucus, New Jersey have become a part of this unique experience by participating in preliminary spelling bees.



Would you like begin studying today?

To access the spelling words, join our Google classroom!

GOOGLE  CLASSROOM CODE 5idisj3

HOW TO JOIN THE GOOGLE CLASSROOM


All information for the Bee is on the Google Classroom.

To join the Google classroom:

1. Click on the Google apps icon

(icon on the top right with nine squares,

sometimes referred to as the waffle or Rubik's cube)

2. Click on Classroom (it looks like a green computer monitor)

3. Click on plus sign +

4. Click on Join Class

5. Type in this code:  5idisj3


The spelling bee will be more challenging this year as the students need to know the word meanings in addition to spelling the words.  


  1. The word will be read to the student

  2. Two definitions will be read (choice A and choice B)

  3. The student must say the word, spell the word, say the word again

  4. The students choose the correct definition. (choice A or choice B)


This will prepare students to apply these words and to compete at the county and national level as they have vocabulary rounds.


THE SCRIPPS NATIONAL

SPELLING & VOCABULARY BEE

TO ACCESS MATERIALS JOIN OUR GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Words and definitions are posted in the Google classroom.  All students in grades 1 through 5 are eligible to participate in THE SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING & VOCABULARY BEE. (school level)  In order to participate, parents are required to sign and return the attached permission form by Friday, December 14, 2018.  Students planning to advance in the competition are advised to study all words and definitions on the list.


HUBER STREET STUDENTS

SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee

(School Level)

Preliminary Rounds

January 3, 2019 – Grades 1, 2 & 3

January 4, 2019 – Grades 4 & 5

CLARENDON SCHOOL STUDENTS

SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee

(School Level)

Preliminary Rounds

January 8, 2019 – Grades 1, 2 & 3

January 11, 2019 – Grades 4 & 5

 

HUBER STREET STUDENTS

SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee Finals

(All Finalists)

Thursday, January 17, 2019


CLARENDON SCHOOL STUDENTS

SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee Finals

(All Finalists)

Friday, January 25, 2019


* One student from the Huber Street School Spelling Bee will be named The Huber Street School Spelling Bee Champion.

* One student from the Clarendon School Spelling Bee will be named The Clarendon School Spelling Bee Champion.


Our two elementary school Spelling Bee Champions will be eligible to compete in The Hudson County Spelling Bee.  Hudson County Spelling Bee – BEE CHAMPIONS ONLY

(only one student from each school)

 

THE HUDSON COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Saturday, February 23, 2019

9:00 am Registration (suggestion - please arrive by 8:30 am)

The Arthur Couch Performing Arts Center

11 Millridge Road

Secaucus, NJ 07094

(Inclement weather date: Saturday, March 2, 2019)

The winner of the Hudson County Spelling Bee will go on to compete at the SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.  Best wishes to all of our participants! Mrs. Wurst mmartinelli-wurst@sboe.org





Congratulations to the following finalists from the 2017-2018 school year!

Grade 1
Shrihan Akuraju
Nyesha Gupta
Aaryan Shah
Japman Arora
Rian Talati
Grade 2
Grace Kassa Beyene
Erli Kormi Aggor
Kritika Goel
Saanvi Mehta
Emerich DeGuzman
Grade 3
Jaden Almazar
Gia Antala
Miles Fajardo
Anika Samita
Sai Sudha
Grade 4
Janki Bairoliya
Richa Choudhary
Simran Bhatla
Meenakshi Oberoi
Shrikha Akuraju

Grade 5
Shivali Chainani
Kartikeya Goel
Rashi Jakhotiya
Ambika Rao
Sana Tilak
Anika Antala
Florianne Arnado
Gautam Bade


Congratulations to our winners!
First Place - Sana Tilak, Spelling Bee Champion
Second Place - Gautam Bade
Third Place - Simran Bhatla

One student from the Huber Street School Spelling Bee will be named The Huber Street
School Spelling Bee Champion. 

CLARENDON SCHOOL STUDENTS
SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee
(School Level)
Preliminary Rounds
COMING SOON

SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee Finals
(All Finalists)
COMING SOON
One student from the Clarendon School Spelling Bee will be
named The Clarendon School Spelling Bee Champion.


Congratulations to the following finalists from the 2017-2018 school year!


Grade 1

Aayush Athmakuri

Ryan Gera

Gavin Lamatina

Ranvir Bhardwaj

Nicholas Bolognino

Rishi Hardikar

Grade 2

Stephania Georgiadis

Nalani Proenza-Trueblood

Lucas Regan

Tyler Flanagan

Nihauka Ponnala

Shree Nidhi Elango

Grade 3

Siya Chopra

Shreeya Inamdar

Ananya Bajpai

Aarya Patel

Hajira Uzma

Grade 4

Victoria Rich

Prisha Khindri

Michael Bolognino

Adwita Sharma

Ameya Athalye

Mieraf Melis


Grade 5

Justin White

Meghana Ponnala

Julian Zane

Gina Kim

Sidharth Patel

Anjali Sastry


Congratulations to our winners!
First Place - Shreeya Inamdar, Spelling Bee Champion
Second Place - Adwita Sharma
Third Place - Ananya Bajpai


Our two elementary school Spelling Bee Champions will be eligible to compete in
The Hudson County Spelling Bee.

THE HUDSON COUNTY SPELLING BEE
The Hudson County Spelling Bee – BEE CHAMPIONS ONLY (one students from each school)

The Arthur Couch Performing Arts Center
11 Millridge Road
Secaucus, NJ 07094
 
The winner of the Hudson County Spelling Bee will go on to compete at the SCRIPPS National
Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.
Best wishes to all of our participants!
Mrs. Wurst mmartinelli-wurst@sboe.org
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