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Board of Education Recognitions

Posted: February 18, 2021

APS Spelling Bee winners

Sixteen Spelling Bee winners were recognized by the Board of Education.

Sixteen APS elementary and middle schools were able to hold spelling bees virtually this year.  All 16 winners went on to participate in the virtual district spelling, which continued for 35 rounds! The top two winners went 22 rounds head to head. The winning word was “factitious.”

Congratulations to school spelling bee winners:  Jillian Brown of Sandia Base Elementary School, Elijah Campbell of Susie R. Marmon Elementary School, Amaya Caraway of Truman Middle School, Osiris Casto of Whittier Elementary School, Antonio DeVargas of Arroyo Del Oso Elementary School, Dat Do of Hayes Middle School, Alexia Garcia of Hodgin Elementary School, Parker Hsu of Ventana Ranch Elementary School, Zoe Jordan of S. Y. Jackson Elementary School, Nathaniel McDonald of Zuni Elementary School, Layla Perry of Longfellow Elementary School, Marion Tantum of Monte Vista Elementary School, and Kate Wheeler of Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary School

In addition to winning their school spelling bee, Makayla Lovato of Jefferson Middle School placed 3rd in the district spelling bee, Christabel Thiel-Hadjilambrinos of Desert Ridge Middle School placed 2nd and Garrick Tam of Cleveland Middle School placed 1st.   These three winners will progress on to the New Mexico State Spelling Bee hosted by the ABQ Journal later in the Spring. Congratulations and good job everyone!