On February 23, students from 33 public, private, and home schools competed in the 6th Frederick County Spelling Bee at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. If you didn’t attend the Bee, you can relive the excitement on Frederick County TV Channel 19.
The winner of the Spelling Bee was Jared Remsberg, a Seventh Grader at Brunswick Middle School and he will represent Frederick County in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, May 26 through June 1. Second place was Vineet Ravichandran a fourth grader at Walkersville Elementary. This year marks the first time the Frederick County Spelling Bee winner will advance to the six-day national event. Thanks to generous sponsors, the winner will receive lodging and transportation in the nation’s capital and spending money to defray expenses.
From left to right: Geordie Wilson, Publisher, The Frederick News-Post, Jared Remsberg, Vineet Ravichandran, Richard A. Davies, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Frederick County Bank.
Merriam-Webster will award Webster’s Third New International Dictionary to thewinner and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition to the runner-up. The winner will also receive a one-year membership to Britannica Online Premium donated by Encyclopedia Britannica, and one Samuel Louis Sugarman Award Certificate (for a 2013 United States Mint Proof set) donated by Mr. Jay Sugarman, Chairman and CEO of iStar Financial in honor of his father.
“We are really excited to be sending our winner to the Scripps National Bee this year!” says Caroline O’Connell, Children’s Library Associate and member of the Frederick County Spelling Bee Committee. “It will be a wonderful experience, and we are thrilled that our winner will have the opportunity to take part in it and to represent our county. Many thanks to The Frederick News Post for their financial support to make this happen!”
Coming Soon: A New Bee
Have you heard the buzz? An adult spelling bee is in the works. Look for details in the summer issue of BookMarks!
The 2013 Frederick County Spelling Bee is sponsored by: