First place went to Marcus Bones!
Second place was Maddy DeLeon. Many people tied for third place, so we did not officially award a third place. Also, bobby is making an interesting hand gesture and I am wearing my pi shirt. Just saying.
Here are some words that various contestants spelled this evening:
That last one is not a misspelling! A brail is "One of several small ropes attached to the leech of a sail for drawing the sail in or up, or a small net for drawing fish from a trap or a larger net into a boat."
(For anyone considering attending, I assure you that the above words were from the finals! In the first round, contestants spelled words such as rhinoceros, mayonnaise, pistachio, accommodate, and stiletto. We're not here to frighten anyone!)
More photos here.
Next bee, April 2nd! See you then!