Congratulations to Nicholas Manfred of Moriah Central School. He outlasted more than 60 competitors to win the 2012 CVES Regional Spelling Bee which was held at Seton Catholic School in Plattsburgh. Nicolas won in the 11th round, correctly spelling “quinine” to seal the victory. Co-sponsor, the Press Republican along with the North Country Parents for the National Spelling Bee will pay the travel and hotel expenses for Nicolas (and a chaperone) to visit Washington, DC this summer, where he will compete in the National Bee.
The Grand Champion, 1st Runner Up, and Grade Level Winners are:
Grade 4 Champion: Gareth Mansfield - Plattsburgh City Schools
Grade 5 Champion: Jeremy Cui - Plattsburgh City Schools
1st Runner Up & Grade 6 Champion: Kenna Fasking - Saranac Central School
Grand Champion & Grade 7 Champion: Nicolas Manfred - Moriah Central School
Grade 8 Champion: Jillian Dean - Willsboro Central School
I had the pleasure as serving as one of the spelling bee judges this year.