Spelling bee winners

Five Upper St. Clair students will advance to the 69th Annual Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee set for March 9 at Robert Morris University.

Qualifying for the regional competition were: Avantika Palayekar, Baker Elementary School with the winning word “chloroform”; Siddharth Kumar, Eisenhower Elementary, with the winning word “writhing”; Ava Liu, Streams Elementary School, with the winning word “bronchitis”; Shriya Narasimhan, Boyce Middle School, with the winning word “Confucian”; and Priyanka Palayekar, Fort Couch Middle School, with the winning word “libertarian.” Each finished first in his/her school’s spelling bee. The school-level spelling bees, open to students in grades 4-8, were sponsored by the Upper St. Clair Parent Teacher Council.

Students up through grade 8 from throughout a 26-county region will compete at Robert Morris University. The winner of the Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee will receive an all-expense paid trip to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.

Scholarship available

The Woman’s Club of USC announces that scholarship applications are now available at the high school and library. Deadline to apply is March 22. For more information, call 412-279-1975 or 724-747-4719.

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