Taiwo Olusemire smiling at the camera

Sewanhaka High School’s seventh and eighth graders participated in a Spelling Bee Competition on Jan. 13.

 After a schoolwide screening of the movie “Akeelah and the Bee,” classroom spelling bees were administered and the top 20 spellers from each grade level were chosen to compete at the final round.

For seventh grade, the winning speller was Taiwo Olusemire; for eighth grade, the winning speller was Sarina Jubaer. The two students will be competing in the Long Island/Westchester Regional Spelling Bee at Half Hollow Hills High School East on March 24.

Sarina Jubaer smiling at the camera