In the meantime, just for fun and practice, the top three spelling bee finishers from each of the four middle schools were invited to take the stage at Central High School for the Manchester city title.
|The ten spellers with their middle school principals|
McKenzie McFee-Frechette (absent)
Representing McLaughlin Middle School:
Representing Middle School at Parkside:
Representing Southside Middle School:
Jaden Moore (absent)
|Mr. Ransdell presents||Aashaya Rajbhandri with the first place trophy|
As spellers were eliminated one by one, the final elimination came down to the word "anorak," which McLaughlin's Amir Melkic misspelled. Hillside 8th grader Aashaya Rajbhandri correctly spelled that one and the next word, "badger," to capture the city title.
Middle School at Parkside principal Forrest Ransdell organized the contest, which he hopes will be an annual event.
Congratulations to all of this year's contestants, and good luck to our state spelling bee finalists!