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‘Un-BEE-lievable’ spellers in county contest

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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:46 pm

OCEAN CITY – A group of students who participated in the first annual Cape May County Spelling Bee for third-graders at the Ocean City Primary School on June 5 demonstrated un-BEE-lievable spelling skills.  

In total, 24 students from four schools – the Ocean City Primary School, the Upper Township Elementary School, Margaret Mace Elementary School, and Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School participated in the Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ocean City Upper Township. 

Parents, teachers, and friends turned out to cheer on the contestants through multiple rounds of competition.  The students tackled challenging words such as eavesdrop, crocodile, lodging, and ecosystem.

There’s no doubt that Mckenna Reich of the Upper Township Elementary School can spell “champion.” She took home the first-place ribbon and a prize of $100. Emma Saul of the Upper Township Elementary School was awarded second place and received a prize of $75. Third place and an award of $50 went to Ivi Young of the Ocean City Primary School.  Lilly Pettit of the Upper Township Elementary School took fourth place, Isabella Frame of Bishop McHugh, fifth place, and James Carr of Bishop McHugh, sixth place. 

The winners admitted they were nervous at the start of the contest, but at the end they couldn’t have been happier.  As it turns out, all of the kids were winners.  They had the opportunity to display their outstanding spelling abilities and engage in fun competition.  


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