Arizona Spelling Bee 2011

Each year, the state’s best spellers in grades K-8 come together for the Arizona Spelling Bee to determine who will represent Arizona in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Eight, Arizona PBS, the Arizona Spelling Bee is taped at the Eight studios on the downtown Phoenix campus of Arizona State University.

The Spelling Bee challenges children to utilize their spelling and phonetic skills in a competitive environment. The finalists must first win a series of competitions at local, district and regional or county levels.

An Eight original production made possible by theĀ Arizona Educational Foundation.

The Spelling Bee challenges children to utilize their spelling and phonetic skills in a competitive environment. The finalists must first win a series of competitions at local, district and regional or county levels. The 27 winners from the county spelling bees competed in the 2014 Arizona Spelling Bee.

Congratulations to all the contestants!

Winners:

1st PLACE
Mitchell
8th grade
Hamilton Prep Academy
(Chandler)
2nd PLACE
Ruo Han Miao
7th Grade
Kyrene Aprende Middle
School (Chandler)
3rd PLACE
Saaketh Narayan
4th Grade
Sonoran Sky Elem. School
(Scottsdale)
4th PLACE
Austin Crane
8th Grade
Mount Elden Middle School
(Flagstaff)
5th PLACE
Maiti Peters
8th Grade
Thatcher Middle School
(Thatcher)

Finalists:

Christopher Levi Spears
8th Grade
St. Johns Middle School
(St. Johns)
Wyatt Brittain
5th Grade
Pearce Elementary School
(Pearce)
Daniela Rodriguez
6th Grade
Young Public School
(Young)
Aaliyah Manuz
6th Grade
Laugharn Elemenary School
(Clifton)
Andrew Alamban
7th Grade
Wallace Jr. High School
(Parker)
LJ Gomez
6th Grade
Desert Garden Montessori
School (Phoenix)
Sara Hileman
7th Grade
Hillcrest Middle School
(Glendale)
Karla Garcia
8th Grade
Cordova Middle School
(Phoenix)
Emma Graham
4th Grade
Madison Traditional Academy
(Phoenix)
Aditya Sivakumar
5th Grade
Sahuaro Elementary School
(Phoenix)
Mathews Sajan
4th Grade
Paseo Verde School
(Peoria)
Sumaita Mulk
6th Grade
Western Sky Middle School
(Goodyear)
Lily Whitler
7th Grade
Copper Trails School
(Goodyear)
Ashley Nguyen
7th Grade
Anderson Jr. High School
(Chandler)
Faith Mendoza
5th Grade
Starline Elementary School
(Lake Havasu)
Maryam Jawid
6th Grade
Blue Ridge Middle School
(Lakeside)
Kathleen Cammack
8th Grade
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Catholic School (Tucson)
Rudrakshi Dasika
4th Grade
Canyon View Elem. School
(Tucson)
Sam Muniz
6th Grade
Mountain Vista School
(Oracle)
Ruben Bojorquez
6th Grade
Calabasas Middle School
(Rio Rico)
Rachel Feingold
5th Grade
Abia Judd Elementary School
(Prescott)
Pamela Picaro
8th Grade
Harvest Preparatory
Academy (Yuma)

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