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2017 Billerica Spelling Bee Results

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, the eighth annual Billerica Spelling took place at the Marshall Middle School in Billerica, MA.

The event featured over 110 students from grades three through eight in rounds of competition that ended with a champion being crowned for each grade.

The event would not have been possible without the contributions of our volunteers and generous sponsors: Billerica Rotary Club and Enterprise Bank. We thank them all for their support.

Money raised at the event will be used to fund innovative classroom projects through the annual grant program of the Billerica Partners for Education.

Photographs from the event are available on Facebook.

The event was recorded for broadcast on BATV. DVD copies of the event will be available for a nominal fee. Details will be shared in the coming weeks.

Congratulations to all the finalists.

Please direct any questions or event feedback to contact@billericaspellingbee.org.

The winners are listed below.

Third Grade

1st Place SANDEEP SIVAKUMAR Ditson Elementary School
2nd Place TOSHAN GOSWAMI Hajjar Elementary School
3rd Place RISHITH RAVI Ditson Elementary School

 

Fourth Grade

1st Place AADI ARAVAMUDHAN Ditson Elementary School
2nd Place KAYLIE SULLIVAN Ditson Elementary School
3rd Place AARON HUFFMAN Parker Elementary School

 

Fifth Grade

1st Place HERIN LEE Kennedy Elementary School
2nd Place BRIAN JONES Ditson Elementary School
3rd Place ANYA HILL Dutile Elementary School

 

Sixth Grade

1st Place ADITI SWAMY Locke Middle School
2nd Place KARAN RANA Locke Middle School
3rd Place SANJAY SIVAKUMAR Locke Middle School

 

Seventh Grade

1st Place SIOBHAN TOLLESON Locke Middle School
2nd Place PAYAL GANDHI Marshall Middle School
PRISHA PATEL Marshall Middle School
RYAN ALLECA Marshall Middle School
3rd Place MARINA BOTTE Marshall Middle School

 

Eighth Grade

1st Place SHASHANK JARMALE Locke Middle School
2nd Place KUNJ PATEL Locke Middle School
SAKETH MYNAMPATI Locke Middle School
3rd Place DEREK STEVENS Locke Middle School
GERSON PERSONNAT Locke Middle School
JAYDEN PERSONNAT Locke Middle School
PUJA JHAVERI Locke Middle School

 

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2017 Billerica Spelling Bee Schedule Announcement

The 8th Annual Billerica Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Billerica Rotary Club will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the Marshall Middle School, 15 Floyd Street, Billerica, MA.

Students who have earned their place as finalists will represent their school in this daylong competition.

The schedule of rounds will be:

  • 9:00 AM – Third grade
  • 10:30 AM – Fourth grade
  • 12:00 PM – Fifth grade
  • 1:30 PM – Sixth grade
  • 3:00 PM – Seventh grade
  • 4:00 PM – Eighth grade

Important Notes

Finalists should plan to arrive fifteen minutes prior to their round for check-in.

Due to the nature of the competition, the only start time we can guarantee is the first round. If the competition is still going, we will not conclude the round until we have a winner. We’ve been able to manage this well, over the years, but we ask for your understanding in advance and we’ll do our best to maintain the schedule.

Tickets

Tickets will grant an all-day admission and will be $7 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, and no charge for children under 5.

Students participating in the Spelling Bee do not need a ticket.

Proceeds from the event go to fund the Innovative Classroom Grants program of the Billerica Partners for Education.

The public is welcome to attend the event.

Questions?

Any questions can be sent to contact@billericaspellingbee.org.

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Study Resource for Spelling Bee Finalists

For finalists in the 2017 Billerica Spelling Bee, you can prepare using the following resources.

These word lists are from the last few years of Billerica Spelling Bee events.

2012-2013 Study Words Grade 3
2012-2013 Study Words Grade 4
2012-2013 Study Words Grade 5
2012-2013 Study Words Grade 6
2012-2013 Study Words Grade 7
2012-2013 Study Words Grade 8

2013 Elementary School Study Words
2013 Middle School Study Words

Grade 3 Study Words
Grade 4 Study Words
Grade 5 Study Words
Grade 6 Study Words
Grade 7 Study Words
Grade 8 Study Words

You can find other study tips here.

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2017 Billerica Spelling Bee Finalist Announcement

Congratulations to all of the students who took the Billerica Spell Check test in November!

Based on the test scores, the following students are invited to participate in the town-wide Billerica Spelling Bee on February 4, 2017, at the Marshall Middle School.

Third Grade

Ditson Elementary School
ARJUN MAHAJAN
CASSIDY LOUGHRAN
RISHITH RAVI
SANDEEP  SIVAKUMAR
Dutile Elementary School
CAITLIN PHELAN
JACKSON ELLIOTT
Hajjar Elementary School
CHARLOTTE WHITFIELD
MADISON GIORDANO
MATEO COSTA
TOSHAN GOSWAMI
Kennedy Elementary School
CLAIRE DIGIAMBATISTA
HAIDYN SCHNEIDER
JOONHO LEE
KENTA CHOY
LUKE MCKENNA
Parker Elementary School
ANNIE MACKINNON
DANNY DIFRAIA
KARA TAYLOR
SOHA LALAVA
Vining Elementary School
ADRIEN ST. PIERRE
AYAAN NOWAZ
NATHANIEL TELEP
SEAN DUGGAN

Fourth Grade

Ditson Elementary School
AADI ARAVAMUDHAN
CLAIRE O’CONNOR
KAYLIE SULLIVAN
MAHIR DHILLON
Dutile Elementary School
BRODY ESTERBROOK
CHRISTINA SMART
MADISON BRUNO
ROLAND HEGEDUS
Hajjar Elementary School
DANIEL DARRIS-O’CONNOR
JENNIFER ABDOU
LAUREN OUELLETTE
NICHOLAS PIAZZA
Kennedy Elementary School
KEIRA BURNS
NATALIE WALSH
SAWYER SCHNEIDER
TEA PUCILLO
Parker Elementary School
AARON HUFFMAN
GIANNA NAWMANSI
RYAN  PICARD
SUHANI PATEL
VANSHIKA KELLA
Vining Elementary School
ARIANNA DESIMONE
AVA DOUGLASS
JACKSON BURKE
JACOB CLARKE

Fifth Grade

Ditson Elementary School
BRIAN JONES
JOSIAH FAVOR TWEBAZE
RYAN  STEVENS
SHREYA STANLEY
VAANATHI SEKAR
Dutile Elementary School
ANYA HILL
BRIANNA PHELAN
TAYLOR FITZPATRICK
THOMAS CORMIER
Hajjar Elementary School
ANUSHKA DARE
AUBREY MOORE
RAYAN RIMAWI
SOFIAN RIMAWI
Homeschool
HOLDEN CHALFANT
SEAN NGERE
Innovation Academy Charter School
SYLVIA REVELEY
Kennedy Elementary School
CEDRIC ESTINFIL
HERIN LEE
KATELYN DESHARNAIS
MADISON GREENE
Parker Elementary School
JAMES PARISEAU
JENNA CERULLO
MACKLIN GOBIEL
MIHIR PATANKAR
Vining Elementary School
ELLA ROYSE
ELOISE BARRIAULT
YASH PATEL

Sixth Grade

Locke Middle School
ADITI SWAMY
ASMA SHAIKH
ERIC WINITZER
ISHAAN  PATEL
JACOB LAYNE-FARNAM
JACOB WAHBEH
KARAN RANA
KAYLA CHASE
KEVIN HOLZER
MORGAN  JONES
SANJAY  SIVAKUMAR
SARAH SIMONDS
SRI DEEKSHITHA KASAGANI
Marshall Middle School
ELISSA CHRISTAKIS
JENNA D’ANTONA
MINA ABDOU
PETER BLAISDELL
RIWAJ SINGH

Seventh Grade

Innovation Academy Charter School
KADYN KABUGA
Locke Middle School
ANCHAL MAHAJAN
ANISHA GOEL
KARAN SHOME
SIOBHAN  TOLLESON
Marshall Middle School
CAMERON KUBIAK
JULIO CORTEZ
KARMELLA HUMPHREY
KYLE TOCE
MARINA BOTTE
PAYAL GANDHI
PRISHA PATEL
RYAN  ALLECA
RYAN  WHALEN

Eighth Grade

Locke Middle School
DEREK STEVENS
GERSON PERSONNAT
JAYDEN PERSONNAT
KUNJ PATEL
NEELAZA DAHAL
PUJA JHAVERI
SAKETH MYNAMPATI
SHASHANK JARMALE

Study resources and full event details will be shared soon.

 

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Study Words Now Available

All registered students have now been confirmed for the Billerica Spelling Bee.

  • The first step in qualifying for the Billerica Spelling Bee is a written test that will be administered in school during the week of Thanksgiving. The exact date and time of the test will be decided by the school and communicated to the students.
  • Students who do not attend Billerica Public Schools will receive information about their test date and location.

Students can prepare for the written test by studying the word list for their grade.

The test will have forty words, thirty-four of which will come from the list . 

Six additional challenge words, not included in the study list, will be part of the test.

Thank you for participating in the Billerica Spelling Bee.

Questions can be sent to contact@billericaspellingbee.org.

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2016 Billerica Spell Check Registration Now Open!

Dear Students and Parents,

Billerica residents in grades three through eight (public, private, charter, parochial, and home school) are invited to participate in the eighth annual Billerica Spelling Bee, powered by the Billerica Partners for Education.

Our purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. This event is intended to encourage and celebrate academic excellence in our community.

To participate in the Billerica Spelling Bee, students must enroll in the program, take the Billerica Spell Check qualifying test, and be one of the top scoring spellers for their grade. There is no cost to participate.

The timeline for the Spelling Bee (subject to change):

  • October 12, 2016 – Enrollment begins. You can find information and videos from last year’s event at BillericaSpellingBee.org.
  • October 28, 2016 – Registration Closes. Study words will be distributed to enrolled students.
  • November 21 – 23, 2016 – Billerica Spell Check qualifying test delivered in school for Billerica Public Schools students
  • November 22, 2016 – Billerica Spell Check qualifying test delivered at the Billerica Public Library for students not enrolled in Billerica Public Schools
  • December 16, 2016 – Test results will be announced, finalist notifications and study words will be distributed
  • February 4, 2017 – Billerica Spelling Bee – The top scoring spellers for each grade will compete in an all-day town-wide competition with a top speller crowned for each grade.

Please use the form to register each student who will participate. 

Register Now

You’ll receive an email confirmation after registering.

Questions? Visit http://www.billericaspellingbee.org for more information or e-mail contact@BillericaSpellingBee.org to contact the event organizers.