Saturday, February 1, 2014
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Gwinnett Daily Post
How do you spell success? On Saturday Shruthi Santhanam, an eighth-grader from North Gwinnett Middle School, spelled it p-r-e-c-i-b-a-l.
That was the winning word for Santhanam, the 2014 Gwinnett County Spelling Bee champion who advances to the district bee with a goal of moving on to the finals in Washington, D.C. She emerged from a group of 87 spellers — from the school district’s elementary and middle schools — who competed on Saturday at Central Gwinnett High School, first with a written bee and then with 12 students advancing to the oral portion of the competition.
The Gwinnett County Association of Educators puts on the bee, with Berkmar Middle School Assistant Principal Louis Mair heading it up. Mair and the group of teachers who volunteer do a great job in staging the event, which the Daily Post is proud to sponsor.
Each local bee needs a newspaper sponsor, and the Daily Post helps judge the competition in addition to rewarding the finalists with cash prizes. It is a rewarding partnership for the paper, with each of the contestants deserving kudos for their hard work and academic success.
The Daily Post is proud of the 12 finalists that are moving on to the district level, and we’ll be rooting for them to advance all the way to nationals.
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