CONGRATULATIONS TO HEPHZIBAH SUJOE, NEW GRAND CHAMPION OF THE SCRIPPS REGIONAL SPELLING BEE
Congratulations to Hephzibah Sujoe, who won the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Fort Worth "Star-Telegram" and Texas Christian University's College of Education!
The Scripps Spelling Bees start at the school level. This year, there were 488 school bees and the school winners then compete in one of the 25 Area Bees. Today, 24 students competed representing this region.
Hephzibah won in the 17th round with the word tenebrism. Some other words she spelled were slurvian, zwinger, quixote and gymkhana. As the Grand Champion, she received a 2018 Regional Spelling Bee Championship trophy, an all expenseS paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, $200 award, TCU audit course opportunity, a one-year subscription of Encyclopedia Britannica online, and a $100 Samuel Louis Sugarman award.
She moves on to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., which is May 29-31. The National Spelling Bee is the oldest spelling bee in the country, beginning in 1925. 50 states and six countries will be represented. 290 students compete with eventually 45 spellers vying for the top spot.
We are so proud of you Hephzibah!
We are so excited to announce that Mack Cleveland, Class of 2019 graduate, has been named a Finalist in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Taylen Day, Rachel Gruenbaum, Caleb Phelps and Anson Sujoe have been named as National Merit Commended Scholars, placing them in the top 3 percent of the nation!
Last but not least, Caleb Shelter has been named one of the 7,000 College Board National Hispanic Scholars, and among the top 2.5 percent of all Hispanic students who took the PSAT.
These students join the ranks of Bethesda's 16 National Merit Scholars, 44 Commended Scholars, 17 National Hispanic Scholars and 2 National Achievement Outstanding Participants. We are so proud of these students and are excited to see what God has in store for them after graduation.