2005-01-20 / Top Stories

Region 6’s Top Spellers Go 24 Rounds Before Winner Declared

Contestants patiently awaited their turns to advance in the Region 6 Spelling Bee held last week in the auditorium of P.S. 66. Contestants patiently awaited their turns to advance in the Region 6 Spelling Bee held last week in the auditorium of P.S. 66. One District 22 and two District 18 students earned the three top spots in last week’s Region 6 Spelling Bee Competition held at P.S./I.S. 66 at 845 East 96th Street.

Lucy Etang Shulman, a student at I.S. 78, was declared the winner in the 24th round after she correctly spelled the word “egregious,” and first runner-up, Hezron Castaneros, of District 18’s Lenox Academy did not. Second runner-up is Jamila Gordon, a student at P.S. 272.

Llano Aquino, P.S. 66’s spelling bee representative, took her turn in round four of last week’s regional spelling bee competition.   Photos by Neil S. Friedman Llano Aquino, P.S. 66’s spelling bee representative, took her turn in round four of last week’s regional spelling bee competition. Photos by Neil S. Friedman Some of the words offered to contestants, which totaled 69 when the competition began at 8:30 a.m. on January 13, in the late rounds included hieroglyphic, perspicuous, melli-fluous, and loquacious.

Neil S. Friedman

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