Three Year Spelling Streak

Three Year Spelling Streak
Three-time school spelling bee champion and current P.J. Gelinas Junior High School seventh-grader Ryan Himmelsbach is once again bound for the Long Island Spelling Bee, which will be held in February at Hofstra University.

Ryan, who has advanced to the regional level the past three years, won this year’s contest by correctly spelling the word “anesthesia” after going head-to-head with Gelinas’ top spellers for 17 challenging rounds.