Myers student wins 2018 district bee
ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan.
19, 2018) – Stephen and Harriet
Myers Middle School sixth-grader Isaac Allen (pictured at left in
photo) spelled his way to victory as the winner of the City School
District of Albany’s annual Spelling Bee on Jan. 19.
The event features the top speller from each
elementary and middle school throughout the district, and is open to
students in grades 4-8.
Allen—who placed second in the 2017
competition—set a new personal best when he claimed first place this
year after correctly spelling “retrospective” in the final round.
New Scotland Elementary fifth-grader John
Gormley (pictured at right in photo) and William S. Hackett
Middle School eighth-grader Hidayet Chowdhury (pictured center in
photo) finished second and third respectively, and will advance
with Allen to the Capital Region Spelling Bee at Proctors Theatre on
Feb. 13 at 9 a.m.
Congratulations to all of our talented
spellers! To view pictures from around the event, click
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