7th Graders Square Off for SSCS Spelling Bee Crown

on January 9, 2024
two girls smiling after spelling bee

2024 Sharon Springs School Spelling Bee winner Molly Parsons (left) and runner up Maya Korona, both SSCS 7th graders.

Congratulations to Molly Parsons for winning the annual Sharon Springs School Spelling Bee on January 9. Ten students from grades 4-8 participated in the round-by-round “spell-off,” which is part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee and sponsored locally by the Sharon Springs Historical Society.

The spelling contest came down to Parsons and her fellow seventh grade classmate Maya Korona. The two went back and forth with Parsons spelling the words “plaza” and “rotten” back to back for the victory. With this win, Parsons will represent SSCS at the Capital District Regional Spelling Bee later this year.

Other student participants include Elijah Lasky and Madison Lynk (grade 8), Thomas Hemstock and Barrett Lynk (grade 6), Elizabeth Gokool and Ellie O’Connor (grade 5), and Hunter Armlin and Cole Ducharme (grade 4).

The 2024 SSCS Spelling Bee Advisor/Organizer was secondary English teacher Jennifer Field. Mr. Scimeca was the announcer and word pronouncer. Spelling Bee judges were Mr. Yorke, Mrs. Behr and Mrs. Law.

students on stage competing in school spelling bee

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