A Note from Confluence Academy-South City – “Spell the word…”
A Note from Confluence Academy-South City – “Spell the word…”
Posted on 02/10/2015

Confluence Academy-South City was “abuzz” with excitement leading up to the school-wide spelling bee on January 28. Twenty-five students representing grades 2-8 had already conquered their classroom bee, a grade level bee and a vocabulary quiz. The whole school supported students by quizzing them with a challenging list of 450 words during any free moment: in the halls, at lunch and on the bus!

SC Spelling BeeStudents brought handmade signs to the bee and cheered on their friends and classmates as they spelled words such as dandelion, amulet, edification and outrageous. The spellers all had their own unique styles and strategies for spelling words with many different origins.

After eight rounds, the competition was narrowed to the top three determined spellers. Yesenia Miranda Bucio, a sixth grade student, won the round with the word nostalgia and won the entire bee by spelling an additional word correctly: churros. Deonte Mackey, an eighth grade student, was the runner up. Philip Roberts, a seventh grader, came in third place. Yesenia will go on to represent Confluence Academy-South City in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch regional spelling bee in March. Keep cheering her on!

~Submitted by Maria Casaleggi, instructional coach