Sewanhaka H.S. students test their spelling skills


After a school wide screening of the film “Akeelah and the Bee,” Sewanhaka High School got into the spelling bee spirit.

On Jan. 13, Sewanhaka High seventh and eighth graders participated in a spelling bee competition. Individual classroom spelling bees were distributed and the top 20 spellers of each grade level were chosen to compete in the final round.

Taiwo Olusemire, seventh grader, and Sarina Jubaer, eighth grader, won first place in the spelling bee for their respective grades.

Both students will be competing in the Long Island/ Westchester Regional Spelling Bee at Half Hollow Hills High School East on March 24.