Eli Scales Wins Weeks Spelling Bee

Grandiose means impressive or magnificent in appearance or style. It was a fitting winning word at the C.R. Weeks spelling bee, as 5th grader Eli Scales earned the victory to send him to the regional competition in March. Scott Beach took 2nd place and Maryann Tuttle earned 3rd place.

“It’s exciting,” said Scales. “I did know most of the words, though, because I studied every day. I studied with my friends. We wrote them on the whiteboard. Yesterday I wrote every word I could three times each.”
Eli Scales standing behind a podium 

Scales plans to keep studying all the way up to the regional competition.

“I’m excited because I’ve never been there before. I’ll start studying with Scott and Maryann,” said Scales.

“It’s so exciting. He’s been studying every day at the end of the day,” said Dr. Jenn Grassi, Scales’ teacher. 

The regional competition will be on March 17th at 10:00 am at Corning-Painted Post Middle School.

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