Spelling Her Way to the Top

After several grueling rounds of competition, Blue Point Elementary School fifth-grader Adelaina Salaway was named this year’s spelling bee winner. She will now compete in the Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee at Hofstra University.

Leading up the school’s sponsored spelling bee, Blue Point fourth- and fifth-grade students participated in class spelling bees and each winner qualified to compete in the final contest. Students prepared for the contest for countless hours, challenging themselves to learn complex words and linguistic strategies.