Congratulations! To our annual spelling bee participants for making it this far. Joshua Greenberg in seventh grade and Stephen Buco in grade four will be representing our school in the Diocesan Spelling Bee. They will be going on Thursday, February 1, 2018, to St. Mary’s in Cranston. Congratulations to both Josh and Stephen, and also to our runner up, seventh grader, Gabriella Paliotti. We had a chance to interview them and we ask them some questions.
Question 1: Were you nervous being in front all the students?
Stephen: Yes, I was very nervous about being in front of the students because I was one of the youngest kids. I got very excited when there were about four people left.
Gabby: I wasn’t really that nervous because I do dance team and I go in front of the students all the time.
Josh: I wasn’t nervous at all, because I do drama club and I love talking in front of a crowd.
Question 2: How do you feel about going to states?
Stephen: I am very excited to go, but also nervous because I feel there might be students better than me.
Gabby: I really hope I get to go to states, but if I do I will be very nervous.
Josh: I have never been to states, so I am happy to go.
Question 3: What was one of the hardest words you had to spell?
Stephen: The hardest word was probably necessary, because Josh and I both spelled it wrong.
Gabby: The hardest word was probably the one I got out on, that word was easel.
Josh: The hardest word for me was leotard I forgot the ”r” in leotard.
Best of luck to all the contestants!
Natasha Biah, Elizabeth Malloy and Allie Duva