Arizona Spelling Bee 2011
April 12, 2011
Each year, the state's best spellers in 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 annual event is taped at the Eight studios on the downtown Phoenix campus of Arizona State University. The winner and an escort receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete with spellers from across the nation.
The Arizona Spelling Bee 2011 airs Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 8 p.m. on Eight, Arizona PBS. Video of the competition will also be available on the companion Web site at: http://www.azpbs.org/bee2011 and http://www.youtube.com/azpbs.
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 Arizona Spelling Bee 2011 is made possible by the Arizona Educational Foundation.
Arizona Spelling Bee 2011 Finalists
Student, Grade, School, City County
Christopher Levi Spears, 8th, St. Johns Middle School, St. Johns Apache Wyatt Brittain, 5th, Pearce Elementary School, Pearce Cochise Austin Crane, 8th, Mount Elden Middle School, Flagstaff Coconino Daniela Rodriguez, 6th, Young Public School, Young Gila Maiti Peters, 8th, Thatcher Middle School, Thatcher Graham Aaliyah Manuz, 6th, Laugharn Elementary School, Clifton Greenlee Andrew Alamban, 7th, Wallace Jr. High School, Parker La Paz LJ Gomez, 6th, Desert Garden Montessori School, Phoenix Maricopa -1 Ruo Han Miao, 7th, Kyrene Aprende Middle School, Chandler Maricopa – 1 Sara Hileman, 7th, Hillcrest Middle School, Glendale Maricopa-2 Saaketh Narayan, 4th, Sonoran Sky Elementary School, Scottsdale Maricopa-2 Karla Garcia, 8th, Cordova Middle School, Phoenix Maricopa -3 Emma Graham, 4th, Madison Traditional Academy, Phoenix Maricopa-3 Aditya Sivakumar, 5th, Sahuaro Elementary School, Phoenix Maricopa-4 Mathews Sajan, 4th, Paseo Verde School, Peoria Maricopa-4 Sumaita Mulk, 6th, Western Sky Middle School, Goodyear Maricopa-5 Lily Whitler, 7th, Copper Trails School, Goodyear Maricopa-5 Mitchell Behling, 8th, Hamilton Preparatory Academy, Chandler Maricopa-6 Ashley Nguyen, 7th, Andersen Jr. High School, Chandler Maricopa-6 Faith Mendoza, 5th, Starline Elementary School, Lake Havasu Mohave Maryam Jawid, 6th, Blue Ridge Middle School, Lakeside Navajo Kathleen Cammack, 8th, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Tucson Pima Rudrakshi Dasika, 4th, Canyon View Elementary School, Tucson Pima Sam Muniz, 6th, Mountain Vista School, Oracle Pinal Ruben Bojorquez, 6th, Calabasas Middle School, Rio Rico Santa Cruz Rachel Feingold, 5th, Abia Judd Elementary School, Prescott Yavapai
Pamela Picaro, 8th, Harvest Preparatory Academy, Yuma Yuma