Students from Nassau and Suffolk County recently competed at Hofstra University for the Long Island Region of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, including one Kings Park local, fifth-grader, Charlie Leo.
The event, held Feb. 24, included kids in grades 4-8 and was the second time Hofstra played host to the event.
Students first sat for a 25 word written test and then gathered on stage to spell in front of the crowd. The students’ written and oral scores were combined and the top third were invited to the final round.
Charlie, a student at RJO Intermediate School, was able to spell his word, “trawl” and was awarded points for oral spelling, but fell short of getting to the final round.
“What an experience,” said mom Kerry. “We hope to go back again.”
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