Adib Mansour of the Roosevelt Island Youth Program (RIYP) reports:
"Last week RIYP Beacon at PS/IS 217 celebrated the Lights On After School Programs with a Spelling Bee competition… with a bang.
Groups 1 through 5 practiced hard with their counselors for over 2 weeks prior and their diligence culminated in a Spelling Bee competition with the top 10 from each group competing in individual setting or a group setting.
The event was done at the PS/IS 217 school’s auditorium, with the stage set up like a professional competition."
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Congratulations to Spelling Bee winners:
Group 1 the winning cluster consisted of the following participants: Sadie Fuchs, Hugo Yuan Xu, Dleanna Hoosain, Ean Britt, Adlai Jenkins, and Matthew Xu.
Group 2 was won by a large subgroup consisting of: Wyatt Saru-Riley, Elizabeth Miranda, Michael Xu, Jeffrey Li, Selena Ramirez, Idan Messer, Mark Reparaz, Edina Pasic, and Michael Wen.
Group 3 winner Noemi Lozado with Elyes Bouchik as the runner up.
Group 4’s 1st place went to Amrita Chaturvedi.
Group 5’s 1st place was won by Misha Mumeeb and the runner up was Bhaskar Chakrabarti.
All 1st place winners received a certificate of accomplishment.