DCPS Students Win at 30th Annual Citywide Spelling Bee
March 10, 2012
The 30th Annual Citywide Spelling Bee was held Saturday, March 10, 2012, at NBC4’s studio in Washington, DC. The event brought together the area’s best and brightest, as students show off their range of vocabulary and spelling skills.
Twenty-five students competed for the honor of representing Washington, DC, in the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee, including several students from District of Columbia Public Schools, including:
After 18 rounds, Tuli Bennett-Bose, a seventh grader at Oyster-Adams, won first place. She won by spelling the word “epistolary” correctly and took home a cash prize of $1,000, along with other prizes. Noa Rosinplotz, a fifth grader at Oyster-Adams, came in second place and won $500, along with other prizes.
Tuli will compete in the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National, in Oxon Hill, Md., on May 31, 2012.
The Spelling Bee was sponsored by The Washington Informer and televised by NBC4 Washington, DC, with Aaron Gilchrist and Angie Goff serving as co-hosts for the event.
NBC4 will air the competition on Sunday, April 8, 2012, 2-3 p.m.