Salyards seventh grade student wins second MS Spelling Bee crown

February 18, 2020

Salyards student wins MS Spelling BeeSalyards Middle School seventh grade student Shawn Ray, at microphone, correctly spelled the word irascible in the 19th round of the Middle School Spelling Bee on Feb. 13 at the Berry Center to clinch the championship. Ray won the competition for a second consecutive year.

Feb. 18, 2020—Salyards Middle School seventh grade student Shawn Ray won first place by correctly spelling the word irascible in the 19th round of the annual districtwide Middle School Spelling Bee, held Feb. 13 at the Berry Center. The win was a second consecutive for Ray, who won in the 24th round last year.

Cook Middle School sixth grade student Benjamin Trevino was the runner-up participant. Both Ray and Trevino will compete in the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, which is scheduled to be televised Feb. 29 from the University of Houston.

“Our middle school spellers were at their very best on Thursday evening, which made our district spelling bee a resounding success,” said Sarah Price, CFISD secondary English technology curriculum coach. “The 3 1/2-hour competition went to round 18 before we had a winner followed by a spell-off for second place. All of the students were well prepared and should be very proud of their accomplishments. Thanks to our parents and teachers as well for their support of our middle school spellers. I applaud all of our participants for their hard work and dedication and look forward to seeing our CFISD champions at the Houston area bee at the end of the month.”

0218 MS Spelling Bee 2Salyards Middle School seventh-grade student Shawn Ray, right, correctly spelled the word irascible in the 19th round of the Middle School Spelling Bee on Feb. 13 to clinch the championship. Cook Middle School sixth grade student Benjamin Trevino finished as the first runner up.

Nearly 60 spellers will qualify for the spelling bee from across the Greater Houston area. The top two spellers will qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C., May 25-28.

Visit Houston Public Media website for more information.

The Spelling Bee champions who represented their respective middle schools at the district competition are:

Campus

Participants

Campus Coordinator

Anthony

Muniza Abdullah and Aryan Kripalani

Amanda Mahon

Aragon

Samuel Johnson and Eileen Nguyen

Teri Tidmore

Arnold

Jose Alvarado and Gurkiran Pandher

Karen Green

Bleyl

Syed Hassan and Laylee Taghizadeh

Jennifer Sorrells

Campbell

Zephanie Reyna and Leslie Pham

Krista Hays

Cook

Benjamin Trevino and Rukayat Reza

Antoinette James

Dean

Huy Gia Vu and Troy Khouanmuong

Kelli Coleman

Goodson

Bob Ji and Mithun Premkumar

Mandi Toumbs

Hamilton

William Choi-Kim and Yousuf Hussain

Karen Cole

Hopper

Jaiden Landes

David Weldon

Kahla

Hena Singh and Kalina Rodriguez

Sara Lisanti

Labay

Khanh Vo and Peyton Haire

Ellen Holzhauer

Salyards

Shawn Ray and Kwamina Onumah

Brooke Pierron

Smith

Joshua Lee and Sahana Kuttuva

Amy Silva

Spillane

Juzer Millwala and Alexander Gibson

Tara Magallan

Thornton

Annemarie Watson and Julina Martinez

Rochelle Chavis

Truitt

Michael Jung and Hannah Lotan

Jessica Feathers

Watkins

Diego Chapa and Sabrina Sanz

Robyn Cantara

 

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