FRAMINGHAM – A team of seventh graders from Cameron Middle School won the Homework Center’s 4th Annual Middle School Spelling Bee Thursday night at the Framingham Public Library.
The team of Lily Rubin, Emma Rothwell, and Martine Schwan won the spelling bee with the word schismatic. This was after more than 12 rounds between the two finals teams, both from Cameron Middle.
Official Judge Christine Visminas and Homework Center coordinator went off list for the final two word in the spelling bee, so a winner could be declared before the library closed. Students who participated in the spelling bee, organized by Gatlin and the youth advisory board of the homework center, were given the same 400-plus word list used in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Winners Rothwell and Schwan are part of the Homework Center’s youth advisory board.
Editor’s Note: In full transparency, my daughter has been a member of the Homework Center’s Advisory Board since its inception.
The third finalist team was from Fuller Middle School. Members of the Bees Knees were grade 8 students Sophie Stock, Shannon Gallagher, and Sonnet Shea. Fuller was the defending spelling bee champions.
Students from the Christa McAuliffe School won the first two spelling bees.
State Rep. Jack Lewis was the master of ceremonies for the event.
Framingham Superintendent Bob Tremblay, McAuliffe Executive Director Kirstin Harrison, Fuller Middle Principal Jose Duarte, and Cameron Principal Michelle Melick attended the event to cheer on their spellers.
There were a total of nine teams from four middle schools.
Members of the Walsh Wildcats were Aiden Lambert, Kiersten Miller, and Mackenzie Verdini.
Members of the Little Shop of Spellers from Fuller sixth graders were Jamie Feudo, Angelina Feudo, and Abby Fishman.
Members of the Fuller Falcons were sixth graders Aaliyah Vega, Niya Bailey, and Maiyah Rosal.
Members of the Quiz Whizzes were Cameron sixth graders Ruby Guillaume, Nilufar Noorian, and Lily Novak.
Members of the Wannabee’s were Cameron grade 8 students Larissa Ferreira, Laura Martins, and Anna Costa.
Members of the Spell check team were McAuliffe sixth graders Chloe Mills, Sophia Brandt, and Annaliese Edman.
Members of the Hornets were McAuliffe grade 8 students Issac Terrell, Rose Bailey, and Annais Weiss.
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