• Spelling Bee

    School Spelling Bee winners advance to regionals

    Spelling BeeFive Upper St. Clair students will have an opportunity to advance to the 73rd Annual Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Robert Morris University.

    To qualify for the regional competition, Jasneh Kaur, Baker Elementary School; Viktor Misic, Eisenhower Elementary School; Sailee Kumar, Streams Elementary School; Luka Beric, Boyce Middle School; and Raana Parchuri, Fort Couch Middle School, each finished first in their school’s spelling bee. The school-level spelling bees, open to all students in grades 4 – 8, were sponsored by the Baker PTA, Eisenhower PTO, Streams PTO, Boyce PTO, and Fort Couch PTSO.

    Students up through grade 8 from throughout a 26-county region will compete at Robert Morris University.  The winner of the Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee will have the opportunity to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will take place the week of Memorial Day 2023 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.   

    Upper St. Clair’s school-level results are provided below. 

    Baker Elementary School 
    1st Place: Jasneh Kaur, in the 24th round with the winning word "canid"
    2nd Place: Naisha Agarwal
    3rd Place: Maryn Staub
    4th Place: Marshall Xavier
    5th Place: Aarna Parmar

    Eisenhower Elementary School 
    1st Place: Viktor Misic, in the 12th round with the winning word "ordained"
    2nd Place: Ayan Sharma
    3rd Place: Drew Heitman
    4th Place: Tanuj Kumaran
    5th Place: Davi Mariani Jorge

    Streams Elementary School
    1st Place: Sailee Kumar, in the 28th round with the winning word "bovines"
    2nd Place: Elise Mostowy
    3rd Place: Siddh Patel
    4th Place: Isaac Jackson
    5th Place: Grant Gibbs 

    Boyce Middle School
    1st Place: Luka Beric, in the 28th round with the winning word "circumstantial"
    2nd Place: Aanya Jha
    3rd Place: Avik Pandey
    4th Place: Alex Zhang
    5th Place: Ivan Yanov

    Fort Couch Middle School
    1st Place: Raana Parchuri, in the 15th round with the winning word "iterance"
    2nd Place: Siddharth Kumar
    3rd Place: Avantika Palayekar
    4th Place: Rohith Kumar
    5th Place: Ahana Mendhi

Last Modified on February 2, 2023