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5th Grade Student MJ Hanlon Takes F-I-R-S-T in Rosarian Spelling Bee

Rosarian Academy held the school-level competition of the 2016 Scripps Spelling Bee on January 28, 2016. Twenty-two fifth-through-eighth-grade students competed in the Bee. After seven rounds, MJ Hanlon (fifth grade) and Hope Diffenderfer (seventh grade) fought back and forth for the chpionship title. As one of the youngest students in the competition, MJ won with the chpionship word Òapplicable.Ó

MJ and Hope will both represent Rosarian at the Regional Spelling Bee on February 23, 2016, at The Benjin School.

The Spelling Bee participants included–fifth grade: Sabrina Bernstein, MJ Hanlon, Caleb Miller, Li Landers, Nick Scully, Parker Ward;  sixth grade: Brandon Dorsey, Blair Haft, Delaney Groth, Joseph Coates, Finn Throop, Georgia Blumel; seventh grade: Javier Keough, Johnny Molina, Hope Diffenderfer, Gabriela Faber, Devyn Dyett; eighth grade: Victoria Skivington, Meredith Anderson, Peter Fields, Charlotte Breckenridge, Jes Cinque.