The Rotary Club of Galveston hosted the 63rd annual county wide 5th grade spelling bee on February 25, 2021.
The activity usually takes place at Rosenberg Library, but this year because of CDC guidelines, the event was a virtual event. Students from Ambassador Preparatory Academy, Austin Middle School Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Magnet School, Collegiate Academy at Weis, Crenshaw Elementary and Middle School, Odyssey Academy - Galveston, and Trinity Episcopal School who are the Spelling Bee champions for their respective schools participated via Zoom. The participants, in school order, were: Madison Edwards, Justin Gomez, Austin Turk,Cadence Mann, Saiganpath Gokulnath Rao, and Claire Sonstein. The three finalists in order of first, second, and third place were: Saiganpath Gokulnath Rao, Austin Turk, and Justin Gomez. The University Interscholastic League (UIL) spelling list was used. The winning word was: bulletin.
A special thanks to Club members Ruth Finkelstein Suhler and Dr. Jennifer Goodman whose hard work made this possible.