Pinewood students were challenged with words including Bandersnatch, burrito and foist during the annual spelling bee Jan. 8.In the end, it was fifth grader Stella Bradshaw who was named top speller, with runner-up third grader Elizabeth (Lizzy) Lewis.
The winning word? Praline.
Congratulations to all participants who represented their respective classrooms (listed in parentheses):
Madeline Mostoller (Antonini); Nicholas Lott (Brem); Lyla Muller (Buzzo); Roman Macejka (Connelly); Emma Fitche (Krawiecki); Chloe O’Connor (Kuebler); Kyle Benintende (Pangman); Abigail LaPlant (Mullen); Lizzie Lewis (Varley); Kira Bernard (Altomer); Isabella Bustelos (Amering); Riley Schoonmaker (Breaznell); Lucy Horaczek (Furlong); Giana Prastio (Howard); Juliana Hamblet (Neale); Calvin Rugg (Strang); Hannah Crowther (Tannuzzo); Michael Ginyard (Kelts); Stella Bradshaw (Lounsbury); Owen Collins (Nelson); Vincent Carollo (Pollick); Kyleigh Millett (Townsend); Hannah Newell (Trestick); Ryan Huba (Wheeler); Jasmine Fraiser (Vumbaco)