Great spelling skills are alive and well at Far Hills Country Day School!
The Far Hills Fourth Annual School-Wide Spelling Bee, part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee Program, took place Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
Fourteen “super spellers” competed over an unprecedented 36 rounds—the last 26 of which were between Grade 8 students Armin Ziaee, the eventual champion, and Ishaan Dhankhar, who took second place.
Pictured are Ishaan Dhankhar (left) and Armin Ziaee (right).
This Bee is a serious test of spelling skills. Here is a sampling of words that our student contestants spelled correctly:
Armin will go on to represent Far Hills Country Day School in the County-Wide Bee at the Somerset County VoTech Auditorium on March 7, 2020. We wish him the best of luck as he moves forward in the competition, and heartiest congratulations to all of our other “super spellers”:
Grade 7 student Sade Adewole (third place)
Grade 7 student Zack Donohue (fourth place)
Grade 4 student Lexi Cusimano (fifth place)
John Plummer (Grade 7 student)
Jimmy Gibbons (Grade 6 student)
Nate Lawton (Grade 6 student)
Jacob Zentner (Grade 6 student)
Caleb Kalafer (Grade 5 student )
Jayden Leung (Grade 5 student)
Max Kuhblank (Grade 4 student)
Nick Vartuli (Grade 3 student)
Adrina Ziaee (Grade 3 student)