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Posted: February 16, 2021

Spelling Bee Champions

7th-grader Garrick Tam of Cleveland Middle School, 8th-grader Christabel Thiel-Hadjilambrinos of Desert Ridge Middle School, and 8th-grader Makayla Lovato of Jefferson Middle School will represent APS at the state competition.

Garrick Tam, Christabel Thiel-Hadjilambrinos & Makayla Lovato,

Garrick Tam, Christabel Thiel-Hadjilambrinos & Makayla Lovato,

After 35 rounds, including 22 head-to-head rounds against Christabel, Garrick emerged victorious. The winning word: factitious. 
Garrick, Christabel and Makayla, who came in third, will represent Albuquerque Public Schools in the New Mexico State Spelling Bee hosted by the Albuquerque Journal later in the spring. 
Sixteen students participated in the district spelling bee, held in late January. 
Tags: Core Schools