Rose Bracken wins Inyo County Spelling Bee

Press release 
Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer is pleased to announce that Rose Bracken from Bishop Elementary School won first place in the Inyo County Spelling Bee, sponsored by Altrusa.
Spelling Bee Winners (left to right): Rose Bracken (1st Place from Bishop Elementary), Mahdi Ayman (2nd Place from Home Street) and Lyndsey Rowan (3rd place from Home Street)

Spelling Bee Winners (left to right): Rose Bracken (1st Place from Bishop Elementary), Mahdi Ayman (2nd Place from Home Street) and Lyndsey Rowan (3rd place from Home Street)

Twenty-five students from local elementary and middle schools participated in the 2015-16 countywide Spelling Bee last week at Jill Kinmont Boothe School. Sixteen students made it to the final rounds.
The winners of the competition were: 1st Place Rose Bracken Bishop Elementary 2nd Place Mahdi Ayman Home Street 3rd Place Lyndsey Rowan Home Street After much fierce competition with words like desuetude, obeisance and exuviae, the winning word was: punchy.
The spelling contestants included: Rainah Dewey, Ashley Fitt, Rocko Moore and Bodie Steinwand from Big Pine; Dev Bhakta, Graciela Gutierrez, Korina Isidro, and Jenna McGuire of Lone Pine; Sarah Faircloth, Erik Martinez, Mark McAlister and Orion Nash of Owens Valley; Branden Gardea from Bishop schools; Rylee Arcularius, Jilly Maurice, Braeden McGrale and Alex Morales from Round Valley.
 Last Person Standing from each school district (left to right): Margee Neer of Altrusa, Angelica Mendoza of Lo-Inyo, Clarissa Castro of Owens Valley, Tyler Mahlum-Hambleton of Big Pine, Hana Hogan of Round Valley and Ace Selters of Home Street

Last Person Standing from each school district (left to right): Margee Neer of Altrusa, Angelica Mendoza of Lo-Inyo, Clarissa Castro of Owens Valley, Tyler Mahlum-Hambleton of Big Pine, Hana Hogan of Round Valley and Ace Selters of Home Street

Several students also joined the preliminary competition as alternates to get practice for next year: Paul Rodriguez from LoInyo, Carlos Roriguez-Gonzales from Bishop, Dante Allen and Julian Carter from Owens Valley, and Greg Tordoff from Round Valley.
Thank you to coaches Melinda Dardenne-Ankringa, Megan Fuchs, Carmen London, Victoria Hamilton, Rory Winzenread, Bryan Mack, Gemma Arana and Lidia Rubio for working with their students to prepare them for the bee. The local Altrusa chapter sponsored the competition.
Margee Neer, Sarah Sheehan and Vi Tripp were on hand to distribute awards to students and judge the competition. Lynne Almeida of Spellbinder Books graciously accepted the position as the Pronouncer for this year’s competition.
The Round Valley PTO donated $5 to the “last person standing” from each of the five districts competing. The recipients of those awards were: Clarissa Castro – Owens Valley Hana Hogan – Round Valley Tyler Mahlum-Hambleton – Big Pine Angelica Mendoza – Lo-Inyo Ace Selters – Bishop Representing Inyo County at the Elementary State Bee in April will be Lyndsey Rowan and Rose Bracken. Ace Selters and Mahdi Ayman will represent Inyo county at the Junior High State Bee in May.
Congratulations to all the student participants!
 

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One Response to Rose Bracken wins Inyo County Spelling Bee

  1. Lynne Almeida February 2, 2016 at 10:37 pm #

    Congratulations to all the spellers … you, your families, and your teachers have lots to be proud of. I had a great time participating in this event!

     

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