Spelling Bee at Middle School

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Seventh-grader Michael Carolan was the last student standing in East Islip Middle School’s annual spelling bee, held on Jan. 5 in the school’s auditorium. Carolan, a student in Wendy Rauh’s class, nailed one difficult word after another, winning the competition after several tense championship rounds with the second-place finisher, sixth-grader Riley Nichols.

Eighth-grader John Guiliano came in third. The final six spectacular spellers were Carolan, Nichols, Guiliano, sixth-grader Sarah Bloom, and eighth-graders Kevin Meade and Harrison Gieraltowski.