Middle School Students Compete at District Spelling Bee

District Spelling Bee Top 4
The top four qualifiers pictured above from left to right are Max Nolan, Olivia Capozzi, Blake Bucktooth, and Thomas Cleveland.

West Genesee Middle School students Thomas Cleveland and Blake Bucktooth came in first and second place respectively as they faced-off spelling such words as “judicious” and “respiration” in the West Genesee Spelling Bee held on November 2.

West Genesee will send 4 students to join others from Central New York for a written test in February. The top 35 spellers from that round will compete in The Post-Standard WCNY Spelling Bee oral spell-down in February. Listed at right, under the picture, are the students who will represent West Genesee. Below the four qualifiers are listed.

  • Thomas Cleveland (WGMS 6th grade) Overall winner
  • Blake Bucktooth (WGMS 6th grade) Runner up
  • Olivia Capozzi (WGMS 6th grade)
  • Max Nolan (CMS 8th grade )