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2016 Billerica Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to all of the 134 finalists who participated in the 2016 Billerica Spelling Bee on February 6, 2016!

Through six rounds of competition and more than 1,200 words spelled, the following students emerged as the winners for their grades:

Third Grade

  • First Place – Ryan Nogueira, Ditson Elementary School
  • Second Place – Saish Yennampelli, Ditson Elementary School
  • Third Place – Shravanth Sennimalai, Ditson Elementary School

Fourth Grade

  • First Place – Anya Hill, Dutile Elementary School
  • Second Place – Sean Ngere, Ngere Family Homeschool
  • Third Place – tie
    • Holden Chalfant, Chalfant Family Homeschool
    • Kiley Williams, Hajjar Elementary School
    • Patrick Hall, Kennedy Elementary School

Fifth Grade

  • First Place – Aditi Swamy, Ditson Elementary School
  • Second Place – Sanjay Sivakumar, Ditson Elementary School
  • Third Place – Riwaj Singh, Dutile Elementary School

Sixth Grade

  • First Place – Wensley Lipman, Locke Middle School
  • Second Place – Anchal Mahajan, Locke Middle School
  • Third Place – Kadyn Kabuga, Innovation Academy Charter School

Seventh Grade

  • First Place – Saketh Mynampati, Locke Middle School
  • Second Place – Shashank Jarmale, Locke Middle School
  • Third Place – Kunj Patel, Locke Middle School

Eighth Grade

  • First Place – Ankit Amonkar, Locke Middle School
  • Second Place – Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Locke Middle School
  • Third Place – Roshni Bhat, Locke Middle School

Thank you to our sponsors, Rotary Club of Billerica, Enterprise Bank, and Kumon for making this event possible.

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2016 Billerica Spelling Bee Sponsors

The event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Please join us in thanking them for their contributions.

Platinum Sponsor

Billerica Rotary Club

Rotary is a volunteer organization with 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. It initiates humanitarian projects that address today’s challenges affecting the world today, such as hunger, poverty, and illiteracy.

Rotary club members represent a cross-section of business and professional leaders around the world. These 1.2 million men and women donate their expertise, time, and funds to support local and international projects that help people in need and promote understanding among cultures. Rotary International is the worldwide association of Rotary clubs united under a motto of Service Above Self.

Gold Sponsor

Enterprise Bank

Enterprise Bank is first and foremost a community bank. We are committed to re-investing the money you deposit back into your own community. Your deposits become the loans to the businesses that hire your friends and family members. Those salaries support local companies that add value to the community through sports sponsorships and charitable donations. The mortgages that strengthen and stabilize the neighborhoods in which we all live begin with the money you place in your savings and checking accounts. Choosing Enterprise Bank means that you provide the support we give to the many non-profit organizations and charities that are so important to the quality of life in our communities.

Silver Sponsor


Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve more on their own. As a comprehensive program, Kumon serves children in preschool through high school. Founded in Japan in 1958, the learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. This unique learning method covers material as advanced as calculus in math and literary critique in reading. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 centers in 48 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide. Visit to learn more.

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2016 Billerica Spelling Bee Schedule Announcement

The 7th Annual Billerica Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Billerica Rotary Club will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 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 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.


Any questions can be sent to

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2016 Spelling Bee Finalists

Congratulations to all of the students who took the Billerica Spell Check test! The following students are invited to participate in the Billerica Spelling Bee on February 6, 2016 at the Marshall Middle School.

Third Grade

Aadi Aravamudhan, Ditson Elementary School
Justin Bailat, Hajjar Elementary School
Evan Brundige, Dutile Elementary School
Madison Bruno, Dutile Elementary School
Keira Burns, Kennedy Elementary School
Caden Campos, Parker Elementary School
Lorraine Cole, Dutile Elementary School
Maria Digilio, Kennedy Elementary School
Ava Douglass, Vining Elementary School
Jayson Dube, Parker Elementary School
Brody Esterbrook, Dutile Elementary School
Sonny Fichera, Ditson Elementary School
Michael Hillson, Kennedy Elementary School
OM HIRANI, Ditson Elementary School
Aaron Huffman, Parker Elementary School
Ashley Jacobo, Ditson Elementary School
Sophie Lacombe, Ditson Elementary School
Mia Monteiro, Vining Elementary School
Danny Moore, Parker Elementary School
Gianna Nalumansi, Parker Elementary School
Ryan Nogueira, Ditson Elementary School
Claire O’Connor, Ditson Elementary School
Melissa Panaligan, Kennedy Elementary School
Catherine Patti, Parker Elementary School
Nicholas Piazza, Hajjar Elementary School
Shravanth Sennimalai, Ditson Elementary School
Kelly Shapleigh, Dutile Elementary School
Theara Sieu, Hajjar Elementary School
Kaylie Sullivan, Ditson Elementary School
Ameera Wahid, Hajjar Elementary School
Saish Yennampelli , Ditson Elementary School

Fourth Grade

Eloise Barriault, Vining Elementary School
Bennett Gerardo Bedell, Hajjar Elementary School
Carsyn Bradley, Vining Elementary School
Kaylyn Burke, Dutile Elementary School
Scott Canney, Parker Elementary School
Ashley Caputo , Kennedy Elementary School
Jenna Cerullo, Parker Elementary School
Holden Chalfant, Homeschool
Jacara DeGree, Dutile Elementary School
Sarah Gierke, Parker Elementary School
Madison Greene, Kennedy Elementary School
Patrick Hall, Kennedy Elementary School
Anya Hill, Dutile Elementary School
John LaFauci, Ditson Elementary School
Herin Lee, Kennedy Elementary School
Sopha Leyne, Hajjar Elementary School
Emma McDermott, Vining Elementary School
William McGurl, Parker Elementary School
Sean Ngere, Homeschool
Mihir Patankar, Parker Elementary School
Yash Patel, Vining Elementary School
Brianna Phelan, Dutile Elementary School
Sylvia Reveley, Vining Elementary School
Claire Seguin, Parker Elementary School
Darro Sieu, Hajjar Elementary School
Mia Sinopoli, Hajjar Elementary School
Shreya Stanley, Ditson Elementary School
Ryan Stevens, Ditson Elementary School
Rushika Susarla, Parker Elementary School
Josiah F Twebaze, Ditson Elementary School
Kiley Williams, Hajjar Elementary School

Fifth Grade

Anuva Agrawal, Dutile Elementary School
Deirdre Bailat, Hajjar Elementary School
Shannon Bailat, Hajjar Elementary School
Anthony Bastianelli, Parker Elementary School
Wesley Cole, Dutile Elementary School
Jenna D’Antona, Hajjar Elementary School
Jayden Darris-O’Connor, Hajjar Elementary School
Jillian Darris-O’Connor, Hajjar Elementary School
Rayne DeGiorgio, Parker Elementary School
Andrew Diggins, Kennedy Elementary School
Jack Haroutunian, Dutile Elementary School
Sri Deekshitha Kasagani, Ditson Elementary School
Alyssa MacDonald, Kennedy Elementary School
Aaron Marques, Ditson Elementary School
Jimmy McKenna, Kennedy Elementary School
Ishaan Patel, Parker Elementary School
Karan Rana, Vining Elementary School
Asma Shaikh, Vining Elementary School
Riwaj Singh, Dutile Elementary School
Sanjay Sivakumar, Ditson Elementary School
Sriganesh Srinivasan, Kennedy Elementary School
Aditi Swamy, Ditson Elementary School
Hanaa Wahid, Hajjar Elementary School
Eric Winitzer, Parker Elementary School

Sixth Grade

Ryan Alleca, Marshall Middle School
Matthew Barros, Locke Middle School
Marina Botte, Marshall Middle School
julio cortez, Marshall Middle School
Marjola Daja, Locke Middle School
Anabelle Duffy-Ladd, Marshall Middle School
CHLOE FONTAINE, Marshall Middle School
Payal Gandhi, Marshall Middle School
Maya Hardy, Academy of Notre Dame
Kadyn Kabuga, Innovation Academy Charter School
Cameron Kubiak, Marshall Middle School
Wensley Lipman, Locke Middle School
anchal mahajan, Locke Middle School
Prisha Patel, Marshall Middle School
Suzanne Patti, Locke Middle School
Nazneen Sheikh, Locke Middle School
Karan Shome, Locke Middle School
Kyle Toce, Marshall Middle School
Siobhan Tolleson, Locke Middle School
Ethan Truong, Locke Middle School
Eva Vladova, Locke Middle School
Ryan Whalen, Marshall Middle School

Seventh Grade

Shashank Jarmale, Locke Middle School
Saketh Mynampati, Locke Middle School
Jai Patel, Locke Middle School
Kunj Patel, Locke Middle School
Tej Patel, Locke Middle School
Gerson Personnat, Locke Middle School
Jayden Personnat, Locke Middle School
Emily Santamaria, Locke Middle School
Derek Stevens, Locke Middle School
Damian Trinidad , Marshall Middle School
Nethra Vasudevan, Locke Middle School

Eighth Grade

Avani Agrawal, Marshall Middle School
Ankit Amonkar, Locke Middle School
Roshni Bhat, Locke Middle School
Jessica D’Antona, Marshall Middle School
Leithsa Dimanche , Locke Middle School
Anita Gulia, Innovation Academy Charter School
Danny Hopkins, Locke Middle School
Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Locke Middle School
Andrew Lambert, Locke Middle School
Ava Lankowski, Locke Middle School
Vincent Lopez, Locke Middle School
Megan Moore, Locke Middle School
Ryhan Mortuza, Locke Middle School
Diti Pitre, Locke Middle School
Ariana Swoyer, Locke Middle School

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2015 – 2016 Billerica Spelling Bee Open for Registration

Dear Students and Parents,

Billerica residents in grades three through eight (public, private, charter, parochial, and home school) are invited to participate in the seventh 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):

  • September 25, 2015 – Enrollment begins. You can find information and videos from last year’s event at
  • October 23, 2015 – Enrollment registrations are due and registration closes (we’ll leave registration open through the weekend).  Study words will be distributed to enrolled students within a day or two.
  • November 23 – 25, 2015 – Billerica Spell Check qualifying test delivered in school for Billerica Public Schools students
  • December 2, 2015 – Billerica Spell Check qualifying test delivered at the Billerica Public Library for students not enrolled in Billerica Public Schools and for any make-ups for Billerica Public Schools students
  • December 16, 2015 – Test results will be announced, finalist notifications and study words will be distributed
  • February 6, 2016 – 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

Questions? Visit for more information or e-mail to contact the event organizers.