Dallas International School Moves One Step Closer to the Scripp’s National Spelling Bee Competition.

Next Stop:  Dallas County Spelling Bee.
Last week, Dallas International School held their own Middle School Spelling Bee to find out which student will go through to the Regional Spelling Bee taking place in February next year. The National Spelling Bee will take place between June 1-3, 2021. 
The student that qualifies at school level will go onto represent DIS at Dallas county in the Regional Spelling Bee. We are pleased to announce that ten students reached the finals at the school level competition. This year’s winner, going to the Regional Spelling Bee competition is Bronwyn Evans.

Words that students were asked to spell included:
"hyena," "porcupine," "scepter/sceptre," "franchise," "authority," "hindmost," "gorges," "insurance," "anguish," "astrologers," "condominium," "soleil," "Lutheran," and "proscenium." 
Each year, students at DIS participate in the Scripp’s National Spelling Bee, a competition where students from across the country are challenged with spelling a broad selection of words.
The National Spelling Bee began in 1925 when nine newspapers joined together to host a spelling bee competition. 95 years later, the initiative has taken off as part of their literacy efforts. Today, 11 million students across the country participate in the National Spelling Bee each year.
Here are the school level competition winners per grade:
  • 5th grade: Nicolas Del Porto, Otis Hawes, Luam Yohanis
  • 6th grade: Estella McFalls, Laura Petronio
  • 7th grade: Boly Ndaw, Natalia Salem
  • 8th grade: Cate Desmond, Bronwyn Evans, Nadim Hraibi
Congratulations to the participant finalists and winner!
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