7th graders wins Golding Spelling Bee

7th graders wins Golding Spelling Bee
Posted on 12/19/2023
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For the second year in a row, seventh-grader Taylin Mann beat out the competition and claimed first place in the Golding Middle School Spelling Bee. Taylin outlasted 29 other spellers in the contest, held Friday, Dec. 15.

“Desecration” and “gastritis” were no problem for Taylin, as she cruised to the top once again. In the final round, she successfully spelled “animatronics” and “pullets” to clinch the first place spot. 

Taylin now qualifies for the Capital Region Spelling Bee, set to take place at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady in February.

Fellow seventh-grader Vera Boniello was the second place finisher, after an intense final round between Taylin and Vera. 

Eighth-grader Landon Beisler and sixth-grader Emmi Hughes tied for third place. 

Participants included: Landon Beisler; Vera Boniello ; Maeleigh Dinge; Aaron Zinssar; Lilah Coons; Abby Caizzo; Sofia Ullman; Sam Smith; Jon Wick; Talan Smith; Annika Penn; Calvin Paliwoda; Caden Yorks; Seth Germain; Troy Mattiace; Ezra Aranovitch; Anthony Sheldon; Mason Deming; Max Walton; Ela Gagnon; Julianna Bizzarro; Daniel Ruenes; Rubie Cook, Liam Sossei; Hunter Gryn; Taylin Mann; Kenny Czachor; Tim Darwish; Hannah Mahoney;

and Emmi Hughes.