Elementary Spelling Bee winner Kian Ely ready for the Regional Spelling Bee on Feb. 13

Principal with spelling bee winner
Principal Katria Hitrick stands with spelling bee winner, Kian Ely.

After two hours and 46 rounds, grade 6 student Kian Ely emerged from the pack as the elementary spelling bee winner. He will not proceed to the Times Union Regional Spelling Bee on Feb. 13 at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady.

Ten students participated in the final run-off. All classrooms participated, grades 4-7, and the winners from each classroom competed in the school-wide bee.

Here are a few photos from the school bee:


Student spelling word during the bee Student sounds out word at bee Mayfield student spells at bee Elementary student spells word Elementary student at bee Student sounds out word at the spelling bee Student struggles to spell word at bee Elementary student struggles with word during bee Student takes the stage to spell word

Student speaks into microphone during bee Student looks to principal to spell word Student seems to have easy time of spelling word