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Hofstra Spelling Bee Winner Attends National Bee

Regional Spelling Bee
Regional Spelling Bee

Hofstra is proud of Long Island’s Jhanvi Ravishankar for her participation in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee.  Held this week in Washington, D.C. Jhanvi competed with 281 of the best spellers from across the country.

Jhanvi took first place in the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee held on February 9, 2014. She is an eighth-grader at Great Hollow Middle School in Nesconset, NY.  Her winning word was “rorqual,” a type of whale. Prior words she answered correctly were “kakistocracy” and “verdigris.”  This year’s competition began with over 105 fourth- through eighth-grade students from schools across Nassau and Suffolk counties.  View the 2014 Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee Program here.

Winners of Past Bees:

Dean Creedon 2012 1st Place Speller
Dean Creedon 2012 1st Place Speller

 

Dean Creedon, a fifth grader at Oaks Street School 3 in the Oceanside, NY, school district, was the champion of the first Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse on March 18, 2012.Creedon’s winning word was “mordacious.” Prior words he answered were “temerity,” “stratification,” and “heliosis.”  View the 2012 Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee Program here.

 

 

Spelling Bee winners resized
2013 Spelling Bee Winner and Runner Up

 

Isabelle Scott, an eighth grader at Paul J. Gelinas Middle School in Setauket, NY, was the champion of the second Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee held on Sunday, February 24, 2013.  Isabelle’s winning word was “abatement” previously correctly spelling were “embroider,” “decongestant,” and “dubiously.”  View the 2013 Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee Program here.

 

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