Kings Park Student Competes in Regional Spelling Bee

Fifth-grade student, Charlie Leo recently competed in the Long Island Region of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

 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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Charlie March 07, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Congratulations Charlie! A 5th grader competing against 8th graders is not easy, very impressive. A tough football player, wrestler, artist, and brains! We are very proud of you. Go Kings Park!!
Erik Carlson March 07, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Congratulations Charlie!
KPNY March 07, 2013 at 02:44 PM
Congrats Charlie...this is only the beginning! Look forward to hearing about more great accomplisments from the Kings Park kids!!!
John K Massaro March 07, 2013 at 04:28 PM
Awesome! A-W-E-S-O-M-E Awesome!
Maria Cirilli March 07, 2013 at 11:47 PM
Congratulations Charlie! You've made your family, and our town very proud. Keep up the good work!


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