IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Main Street School in Irvington hosted its ninth annual spelling bee for fourth- and fifth-graders.
The spelling bee was held on Jan. 13.
Twenty finalists in each grade battled it out on the auditorium stage to claim the title of the school’s best spellers.
After nine rounds, the judges called the fourth-grade contest a tie and gave the winning title to Tiernan Cain and Katherine Fisher, while Molly Martin was named runner-up. Cain won the title after correctly spelled ozone, and Fisher was named co-winner after spelling repellant, which was an acceptable form of repellent.
After eight rounds, the fifth-grade spelling bee championship title went to Graham Adams, who correctly spelled marsupial, while Andrew Guerrero was named runner-up.
“We applaud all of our finalists for participating in this exciting event,” Main Street School Principal Joyce Chapnick said. “Congratulations to our winners and runners-up. We are so proud of all of the students who participated. A special thank-you goes to the PTSA for sponsoring the event.”
The winners of the fourth- and fifth-grade spelling bees were invited as honorary guests to the Friends of the Irvington Public Library Community-wide Spelling Bee on Jan. 29, and will be recognized at an upcoming Board of Education meeting.
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