Hilbert Wins Again at Spelling Bee

Hilbert Wins Again at Spelling Bee

The middle school held another exciting spelling bee on Jan. 4, welcoming a jam-packed audience of students, parents, teachers and administrators. This year’s bee went seven rounds, with eighth-grader Robert Hilbert, the winner of the 2018 bee, again proving victorious, correctly spelling the championship word “treacle.” Sixth-grader Lee Daubaras was the runner-up, with eighth-grader Daniella Chillemi finishing in third place.

“All of our classroom participants did an excellent job representing their school,” said teacher Mingione, who served as co-coordinator and judge alongside Brian Deedy. Barbara Huether was the official word announcer.

“The only thing better than the bee was the enthusiasm of the audience and the tremendous support they showed the contestants,” said Principal Bill Brennen.