Tuesday, February 16, 2010

February 15 Winners

Last night's spelling bee was attended by a plethora of orthographical dynamos!

1st place: David Riddle
2nd place: Sara Luchian
3rd place tie: Ben Kusmin and Maddy DeLeon

All four winners qualify for the season finals, although Mr. Riddle was visiting from California, so that's probably a little less competition when summer rolls around.

Come out to our next bee on Monday, March 1st! Everyone is welcome.

Photo by Eric Walton:

From left: Ben, Maddy, Sara, David, and hosts Jen and bobbyblue.





Tuesday, February 02, 2010

February 1 Season Opener: Winners!

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee kicked off Season 11 with a whizbang spelling bee on Monday, February 1st!

1st place: Ben Kusmin
2nd place: Carolyn D'Aquila
3rd place: Dominique Vance

Come out to our next bee on Monday, February 15th! Everyone is welcome.

Dispatch from Season 8 Winner Robert Moy

Season 8 winner Robert Moy -- known as Mr. Moy to his students at P.S. 334 -- has written in to let us know about the "other side" of spelling bees.

Hello Jennifer and belated Happy 2010 to you and Bobby Blue.

Just want to let you know that this afternoon I helped chaperone my school's three top spellers to Stuyvesant High School auditorium for the Manhattan Borough Spelling Bee. The top 8 finishers will go to the Daily News Citywide championship in March. All three of my kids qualified; I am thrilled especially because I didn't get to coach them very much due to our conflicting school schedules and because they prepped mostly on their own. I've attached some photos for you. Enjoy.

Oh...about the OED dictionary I won last year? Hopefully it will come out of the boxes soon as our school library is shaping up.

All the best,
Robert Moy
These cute kids are welcome in Williamsburg just as soon as they're 21 ;)