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Sudbury students shine at annual spelling bee

Hari Hullur correctly spelled majolica and baguette to win the senior's title at the Second Annual Greater Spelling Bee held Sunday, April 9, at Lockerby Composite School.

Hari Hullur correctly spelled majolica and baguette to win the senior's title at the Second Annual Greater Spelling Bee held Sunday, April 9, at Lockerby Composite School.

The second-place winner Cody Malette stumbled on netiquette* while third-place Rachel Belanger slipped on neonatal. The seniors competing Sunday had some hard words to spell correctly including tomahawk, monologue, preposterous, nasturtium and macula.

Here's the recap of the winners:
Juniors
1st - Samantha Udeschini, age 9, St. Michael's School
2nd - Katie Uttley, age 8, Carl Nesbitt School
3rd - Zi Heng (Henry) Wang, age 8, R.L. Beattie School

Seniors
1st - Hari Hullur, age 13, McLeod School
2nd - Cody Malette, age 12, Pius XII School
3rd - Rachel Belanger, age 10, Carl Nesbitt School

Winners received cash prizes and trophies.

The provincial championships will be held Sunday, May 28 at   Convocation Hall, University of Toronto.

The Spelling Bee of Canada was established in response to a need within the community for a stimulating, educational program outside the regular school curriculum, which would focus specifically on English language basics.

Northern Life was the sponsor of the Greater Sudbury Spelling Bee. The Sudbury chapter president is Monica Dorion.

*Netiquette is network etiquette, the do's and don'ts of online communication.