Spelling Bee Competition Heats Up

2020 champion is 8th grader Enrico Mori

By Amanda Lauster
28 AE/MS students, 5 – 8 grades, participated in the January 11, 2020 spelling bee.

On January 11, 2020,  28 AE/MS students in grades 5-8 participated in the school spelling bee.  This year’s bee was one of the most competitive yet. Our AE/MS 2020 Spelling Bee Champion is 8th grader, Enrico Mori. The runner up is 8th grader, Oliver Andrews.  Last year, Oliver was the winner and Enrico was the runner up. This year, the two of them were in a head to head battle from round 9 until round 43 when Enrico correctly spelled diplopia to win the bee.

Enrico’s name will be placed on a plaque in the lobby alongside three time winner Oliver and other former AE/MS Spelling Bee Champions.  He will participate in the New Hampshire state Spelling Bee at Plymouth State University on March 7, 2020. This event is open free to the public.  The winner of the state bee goes to Washington, D.C to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which is broadcast on ESPN.

The following students participated in the AE/MS 2020 Spelling Bee:
Front Row:  Olivia James-Bentzler, Asa Gilman, Brennan Dunklee, Grayson Noyes, Lorenzo Bossi, Dylan Menard, Jon Grodin, Caden Heath
Second Row: Harlie Ordway, Jason Koziol, Jed Duquette, Mychal Reynolds, Garrett Barton, Elizabeth Howard, Ashley Neuberger
Back Row:  Norah Carlson, Cam Chevarie, Xavier Fredette, Issac Bowers, Enrico Mori, Ella Noyes, Oliver Andrews, Trinity Delaney, Violet Kraft-Lund Marley

Missing from photo:  Elyse Bowers, Brice Bendixson, Wyatt King, Cole Summers