Katy ISD Students Spelling out Victory!

From Left: Beckendorff Junior High’s Keerthana Krishnan – Grade 7 Champion. Memorial Parkway Junior High’s Beck Beathard – Grade 7 Runner-Up. Seven Lakes Junior High’s Janina Ojeiduma – Grade 8 Alternate – Katy ISD photo

KATY (Covering Katy News) – W-I-N-N-E-R-S that spells Winners!!  Katy Independent School District is proud to announce the recent 2019 Katy ISD Spelling Bee Winners.  The winning word was “drupaceous” which Beckendorff Junior High Keerthana Krishnan spelled out without hesitation.  The seventh-grader went through a rigorous 21 rounds of competition to ultimately be recognized as the Spelling Bee Champion of Katy ISD. Memorial Parkway Junior High seventh-grader Beck Beathard was named the Spelling Bee Runner-up and Janina Ojeiduma, an eighth-grader from Seven Lakes Junior High was named Spelling Bee Alternate.

“The hard work, determination and countless hours spent by these Katy ISD students to prepare for such competition is a clear demonstration of their passion to excel in whatever they set their minds to,” said Katy ISD Instructional Officer for Curriculum and Instruction Lisa Wells.  “Students are excited about the District’s competition and we know they will represent Katy ISD well,” added Wells.

Keerthana and Beck will represent Katy ISD at the Houston Public Media Regional Spelling Bee on March 23.  The Champion and Runner-up at the Regional Spelling Bee event will then advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in May 2019.


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