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Somerset County Library System of New Jersey to Host 5th Annual Countywide Bee Spectacular Scripps Spelling Bee

//Somerset County Library System of New Jersey to Host 5th Annual Countywide Bee Spectacular Scripps Spelling Bee

Somerset County Library System of New Jersey to Host 5th Annual Countywide Bee Spectacular Scripps Spelling Bee

On March 7 from 1-5 p.m., the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) will host their 5th Annual Spelling Bee Spectacular, for children in grades 3-8, at the Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School, located at 14 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater. 

“I am looking forward to participating in the Spelling Bee as a judge once again this year,” said Nancy Stoll, SCLSNJ library commission vice chair. “It is a strategic priority that our Library System continues to connect with schools in our County to assist in the enrichment and development of our children. Participation in the County Bee helps our children expand their vocabulary, strengthen their academic skills, and boost their self esteem. It is amazing to watch these students spell!”

The winner of SCLSNJ’s Bee Spectacular will be eligible to attend the 2020 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. Additional prizes will be awarded including a one-year subscription to Merriam-Webster Unabridged Online.

“Participation in SCLSNJ’s 5th Annual Spelling Bee Spectacular is in direct alignment with our strategic priority of creating meaningful interactions and connections,” said Karen Pifher, SCLSNJ manager of branch services – young minds and family resources. “Participants in the Bee are granted the opportunity to interact with their peers and the community because of their great accomplishments of winning their local spelling bees. SCLSNJ is delighted to be a part of this lifelong memory!”  

SCLSNJ is delighted to announce the following students who will be participating in the 5th Annual SCLSNJ Bee Spectacular (information appears as placard number for spelling bee):

  1. Arnav Guhan, Grade 3, Amsterdam Elementary School, Hillsborough
  2. Isha Gidwani, Grade 4, Bayberry School, Watchung
  3. Pradnesh Thoppay, Grade 7, Bernardsville Middle School, Bernardsville
  4. Krish Srivastava, Grade 4, Bradley Gardens Elementary School, Bridgewater
  5. Tiana Nguyen, Grade 7, Branchburg Central Middle School, Branchburg
  6. Aritra Banerjee, Grade 7, Bridgewater-Raritan Regional Middle School, Bridgewater
  7. Aanya Tolat, Grade 7, Cedar Hill Preparatory School, Somerset
  8. Akshay Jagannathan, Grade 3, Central Jersey College Prep Elementary School, Somerset
  9. Srijay Bandi, Grade 6, Central Jersey College Prep Middle School, Somerset
  10. Ritvik Bala, Grade 3, Crim Elementary School, Bridgewater
  11. Ishika Gupta, Grade 6, Eisenhower Intermediate School, Bridgewater
  12. Armin Ziaee, Grade 8, Far Hills Country Day School, Far Hills
  13. Mihika Naik, Grade 8, Green Brook Middle School, Green Brook
  14. Adwita Singh, Grade 3, Hamilton Elementary School, Bridgewater
  15. Tejas Somasekar, Grade 6, Hillside Intermediate School, Bridgewater
  16. Ria Lamzon, Grade 6, Immaculate Conception School, Somerville
  17. Justin Yin, Grade 3, Irene E. Feldkirchner Elementary School, Green Brook
  18. Atharv Narvekar, Grade 5, Montgomery Lower Middle School, Skillman
  19. Aryahi Narvekar, Grade 7, Montgomery Upper Middle School, Skillman
  20. Micah Nelson, Grade 7, North Plainfield High School, N Plainfield
  21. Nitya Kathiravan, Grade 6, Rutgers Preparatory School, Somerset
  22. Baylyn Shankman, Grade 8, School Of Saint Elizabeth, Bernardsville
  23. Vinav Shah, Grade 7, The Pingry School, Basking Ridge
  24. Arvin Kutty, Grade 3, Thomas Edison Energysmart Charter School, Somerset
  25. Rhea Patel, Grade 7, Valley View School, Watchung
  26. Jennifer Gonzalez, Grade 5, Van Derveer Elementary School, Somerville
  27. Anwitha Siddam Setty, Grade 4, Van Holten Elementary School, Bridgewater
  28. Trisha Atianzar, Grade 7, Warren Middle School, Warren
  29. Zahra Zia, Grade 4, West End School, North Plainfield
  30. Arusha Bhargava, Grade 4, Woods Road Elementary School, Hillsborough
  31. Gautam Ramakrishnan, Grade 5, Auten Road Intermediate School, Hillsborough
  32. Raiden Landa, Grade 6, Somerset Intermediate School, North Plainfield
  33. Mehreen Kottaparambil, Grade 7, Mendham Country Day School, Basking Ridge
  34. Isha Agarwal, Grade 7, Franklin Middle School, Somerset

“SCLSNJ is honored to be hosting the Annual Spelling Bee Spectacular for the 5th year in a row,” said Christine Jansen, manager of youth services programming and collaborations. “We have a passion for offering events and programming where our community’s youth can connect, discover, explore, and share literacy in such a fun and exciting way.”

Emcee for the evening will be Mike Kerwin, CEO, Somerset County Business Partnership. Pronouncer will be Brian K. Auger, county library administrator. 

Judges for the evening will be: 

  • Nancy Stoll, Somerset County library commissioner; Head Judge
  • Corinne Fender, former Somerset County library commissioner; Dictionary Judge
  • Brian Gallagher, Somerset County Freeholder; Appeals Judge
  • Roberta Karpinecz, Somerset County library commissioner; Rounds/Records Judge

For more information or to attend SCLSNJ’s 5th Annual Spelling Bee Spectacular:

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