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March 15, 2011

ADVISORY: Vermont’s Top Spellers Compete in Statewide Spelling Bee

The Vermont Department of Education, Vermont Principals’ Association, Vermont Humanities Council and Burlington Free Press will host a statewide individual spelling bee for Vermont students on Wednesday, March 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the McCarthy Arts Center at St. Michael’s College in Colchester.

The champion of this bee will travel to Washington, D.C., in June to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, competing against top spellers from every other state in the nation.

In addition to advancing to the national spelling bee, the winner receives a trophy, a Net Book donated by Dunkin Donuts and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., donated by FairPoint Communications, Saint Michael’s College and Dunkin Donuts. In addition, the top three spellers will receive reference books and gift certificates. The second place winner will receive a plaque and all students will receive a medallion for advancing to the state level. All of the students who compete in the national spelling bee will receive cash prizes ranging from $50 to the $12,000 championship prize. For more information on the national bee, visit

Elementary and middle school students (through grade 8) under the age of 16 are eligible to participate in this competition. Students from across Vermont who will participate in the bee have already competed in their regional bees this winter.

For more information, contact Bob Johnson at the Vermont Principals’ Association at (802) 229-0547, Jill Remick at the Vermont Department of Education at (802) 828-3154 or Linda Wrazen at the Vermont Humanities Council at (802) 262-2626, ext. 309.

2011 Vermont State Spelling Bee Participants

School -- First Name Last Name

Albany Community School -- Gratia Rowell

Albert D Lawton Intermediate School -- Kathleen Young

Barnard Academy -- Julia Gouvin-Moffat

Bennington Elementary School -- Meghan Crandall

Blue Mountain Union School -- Lauren Lamberton

Bridport Central School -- Joanna Barrett

Brighton Elementary School -- Coopere Densmore

Camels Hump Middle School -- Jonathan Fisher

Charlotte Central School -- Abigail Postlewaite

Christ The King School -- Sophia Moore-Smith

Craftsbury Academy -- Mael Lescouezec

Crossett Brook Middle School -- Evan Ostler

Danville School -- Merlin Gil

Edmunds Middle School -- Isaiah Mindich

Flood Brook Union 20 Elementary School -- Raye Cleary

Hartland Elementary School -- Georgia Sparks

Harwood Union Middle/high School -- Nina Sklar

Lyndon Town School -- Lucinda Storz

Main Street Middle School -- Laura Cassetty

Mary Hogan School -- Meigan Clark

Mater Christi School -- Marisa Sylvester

Mill River Union High School -- Elijah Burch

Milton Elementary School -- Ryan Joseph

Missisquoi Valley Union Middle School -- Judah Ward

Mt Anthony Union Middle School -- Connor Tilley

Newfane Elementary School -- William Jagiello

Peacham Elementary School -- Jason Kimball

Proctor Junior Senior High School -- Tessie McDonnell

Richford Junior Senior High School -- Andrew Czelatka

Riverside School -- Rilan Cobb

Rumney Memorial School -- Savannah Yates

Rutland Intermediate School -- Ryan French

Shelburne Community School -- Isabel Jorgensen

South Royalton School -- Emily Ballou

St. Mary School -- Noah Viner

Stevens School Of Peacham -- Samantha Storz

Stockbridge Central School -- Abigail Levy

Stowe Middle High School -- Grace Palmer

Swanton Central School -- Jenna Bourdeau

Walden School -- Jay Tilden

Wallingford Elementary School -- Sabrina Zaloudek

Waterford Elementary School -- Brooke Smith

Williston Central School -- Janina Cuneo

Woodstock Union Middle School -- Lauren French

Source: Department of Education
Last Updated at: March 15, 2011 07:51:42