Vermont’s top spellers compete in Statewide Spelling Bee March 13

March 11, 2013

Contacts:
Bob Johnson, VPA, 802-229-0547
Angela Ross, VT AOE, 802-828-3154
Linda Wrazen, VT Humanities Council, 802-262-2626 x309

**Media Advisory**

VERMONT’S TOP SPELLERS COMPETE IN

STATEWIDE SPELLING BEE

MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Education (VT-AOE), Vermont Principals’ Association (VPA), Vermont Humanities Council and Burlington Free Press will host a statewide individual spelling bee for Vermont students on Wednesday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m. at the McCarthy Arts Center at St. Michael’s College in Colchester.

The champion of this bee will travel to Washington, D.C., in June to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, competing against top spellers from every other state in the nation.

In addition to advancing to the national spelling bee, the winner receives a trophy, a laptop and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by FairPoint Communications, Vermont Lake Monsters, Burlington Free Press, Vermont Humanities Council, VPA and VT-AOE. The top three spellers will receive reference books and gift certificates, the second place winner will receive a plaque, and all students will receive a medallion for advancing to the state level. All of the students who compete in the national spelling bee will receive cash prizes ranging from $50 to the $12,000 championship prize. For more information on the national bee, visit www.spellingbee.com.

Elementary and middle school students (through grade 8) under the age of 16 are eligible to participate in this competition. Students from across Vermont who will participate in the bee have already competed in their regional bees this winter.

For more information, contact Bob Johnson at the VPA at (802) 229-0547, Angela Ross at the VT-AOE at (802) 828-3154 or Linda Wrazen at the Vermont Humanities Council at (802) 262-2626, ext. 309.

2013 Vermont State Spelling Bee Participants

Albany Community School

Autum

Perron

Albert D Lawton Intermediate School

Isabelle

Petrucci

Barre City Elementary Middle School

Carli

Harris

Barre Town Middle Elementary School

Julia

Jaminet

Bethel Elementary School

Grace
LaFromboise

Brighton Elementary School

Colby

Worth

Camels Hump Middle School

Becket

Hill

Charlotte Central School

Abigail

Postlewaite

Christ The King School

Esa

Anderson

Crossett Brook Middle School

Harley

Miller-Rowley

Danville School

Chelsea

Carcoba

Dority Home School

Finn

Dority

Dothan Brook School

Jessica

Paterson

Edmunds Middle School

Julia

Drummond

Flood Brook Union 20 Elementary School

Corynn

Wasyliko

Frederick H Tuttle Middle School

Nicholas

Knudsen

Harwood Union Middle/high School

Erin

Magill

Isle La Motte Elementary School

Nicholas
Creller

Lyndon Town School

Kayanna

Burns

Main Street Middle School

Asa

Richardson-Skinder

Mater Christi School

Tracy

Ferguson

Middlebury Union Middle School

Ronan

Howlett

Mill River Union High School

Carrie

Duprey

Milton Elementary School

Samuel

Dooley

Mt Anthony Union Middle School

Tucker

Beaudoin

NewBrook Elementary School

Fairen

Stark

Richford Junior Senior High School

Joseph

Wills

Riverside School

Kaci

Cochran

Rutland Intermediate School

William

Latkin

Shelburne Community School

Thomas

Daley

Shrewsbury Mountain Elementary School

Olivia

Suker

South Royalton School

Emily

Ballou

St. Mary School

Colin

Dowd

Stowe Middle High School

Rosalie

Wasser

Thaddeaus Stevens School

Lucinda

Storz

Thetford Academy

Raphael

Orleck-Jetter

Thetford Elementary School

Owen

Deffner

Tunbridge Central School

Connor

Lambert

Twin Valley Middle School

Dylan

Florence

Walden School

Azariah

Thoma

Waterford Elementary School

Lindsey

Wood

Westshire Elementary School

Logan

Garr

Williston Central School

Natalie

Duri

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