Clara H. Carlson students test their spelling skills


Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students at Elmont’s Clara H. Carlson School participated in a Scripps Spelling Bee Competition last month.

Fifteen students competed in the spelling bee after winning their individual classroom spelling bees.

Mackenson Michel, a sixth grader, was named the first place winner by correctly spelling “laundry.” Andrea Persaud, a fifth grader, was named the second place winner, and sixth grader Danilo St. Cyr was named the third place winner.

Michel and Persaud will be submitted to the next level by taking an online test, which would qualify them to compete at the county level.