Sixth-grader Logan Aery and fifth-grader Isabella Oates will represent Broadalbin-Perth at the 36th annual Capital Region Spelling Bee at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady on Tuesday, Feb. 13 after winning their respective school-wide spelling bees this week.
Aery, who was the runner-up of B-P’s fifth-grade bee last year, advanced after correctly spelling “paralysis.” Eighth-grader Robert Hernandez finished second, and seventh-grader Manny Veeder was third. Other finalists in the B-P Middle School spelling bee included sixth-graders Ephram Harvey, Blaine Herrick and McKenzie Martish, and seventh-grader Maggie Mooney.
Oates won the intermediate school’s first combined fourth- and fifth-grade spelling bee by correctly spelling “cipher” in the 16th round, outlasting classmate Andrew Satas.
Third-graders at B-P Intermediate School held their own spelling bee, but only students in grades 4-8 are eligible to advance to the regional bee. Ben Faboskay won the third-grade bee by correctly spelling “hoarsely” in the 15th round. Seeley Harvey and Kimberly Lin were the runners up.
The winner of the Capital Region spelling bee will advance to the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May.