Fourth graders vie for championship
Watervliet Elementary School student Ava Lindley was crowned Spelling Bee champion on January 12.
After sparring nearly 20 rounds with fellow fourth-grader David Kayembe, Ava clinched the title by spelling the word, “altitude” correctly.
Ava is in Mrs. Lance’s classroom, while second-place finisher David is in Ms. Williams’ class.
Ava will represent Watervliet City Schools at the Capital Region BOCES Spelling Bee at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Congratulations to all our top spellers (listed below)!
INSERT picture of student spelling bee champ and runner up
Student: Leighton Cassidy
Student: Jack Sierra
Student: Devon Butler, Jr.
Student: Ava Lindley
Student: David Kayembe
Student: Evelyn Delap
Student: Noor Ul Faheem
Student: Aveyah Weller
Student: Julius Bostick
Student: Jessenia George
Student: Jaccob Morehouse
Student: Chloe Sherman
Student: Kumail Hader
Best of luck to Ava as she competes with hundreds of other area students in the regional spelling bee!