KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
March 10, 2019
W-I-N-N-E-R-S that spells Winners!! Katy Independent School District was proud to announce their recent 2019 Katy ISD Spelling Bee Winners. Spelling out the winning word “drupaceous”.
Photo Attribution: Left: Beckendorff Junior High Keerthana Krishnan Grade 7 Champion Center: Memorial Parkway Junior High Beck Beathard Grade 7 Runner-Up Right: Seven Lakes Junior High Janina Ojeiduma Grade 8 Alternate
21 Rounds of Competition
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 for the District’s competition and we know they will represent Katy ISD well,” added Wells.
Scripps National Spelling Bee
Keerthana and Beck will represent Katy ISD at the Houston Public Media Regional Spelling Beeon 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.
Best of luck to these students!
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