School Spelling Champs Advance

School Spelling Champs Advance photo
Three Village Central School District students showcased their linguistic skills this winter during a series of school spelling bee competitions and, as a result of their performances, four have advanced to the Long Island Spelling Bee. 

R.C. Murphy Junior High School eighth-grader Alana John was declared the winner at Murphy after correctly spelling the word “iridology.” P.J. Gelinas Junior High School eighth-grader Ryan Himmelsbach captured his fourth straight win with the word “slumgullion.” W.S. Mount Elementary School fourth-grader Ryan Karp captured his first win with the word “mandible.” Setauket Elementary School fifth-grader Ava Himmelsbach captured her second win with the word “stasis.”
These four will now represent their schools and the district at the Long Island Spelling Bee at Hofstra University on Feb. 4.