Top Speller Advances at Murphy

Top Speller Advances at Murphy photo
R.C. Murphy Junior High School students showcased their linguistic skills as they competed in the seventh annual school spelling bee this January. 

Going head to head in a series of challenging rounds, students worked to spell impressively challenging words with various points of origin. As a result of their talents and skill, eighth-graders Sammi Feil, Alexi Lugris and Ethan Yu emerged as this year’s first-, second- and third-place winners, respectively.  

Sammi will now go on to the Long Island Bee qualifiers. Her winning words in the school contest were “libertarian” and “gypsum.”