Credit Union spon­sors four lo­cal spell­ing bees

Maryland Independent - - Business -

Ed­u­ca­tional Sys­tems Fed­eral Credit Union spon­sored four re­cent spell­ing bees in Anne Arun­del, Calvert, Charles and Prince Ge­orge’s coun­ties.

Each win­ner re­ceived a tro­phy and earned a spot in the Scripps Na­tional Spell­ing Bee set for May 22-27 in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. The credit union awarded each win­ner a $500 gift card as well as a $500 do­na­tion to each win­ner’s school to help sup­port the spell­ing pro­gram. The win­ners were: • Ni­cholas Gal­le­gos won the Charles County Spell­ing Bee in the sev­enth roung by spell­ing the word az­imuth which is an arc of the hori­zon mea­sured be­tween a fixed point and the ver­ti­cal cir­cle pass­ing through the cen­ter of an ob­ject. Gal­le­gos is an eighth grade stu­dent at John Hanson Mid­dle School. • Anna Kleist won the Calvert County Spell­ing Bee in the 16th round by spell­ing the word fuse­lage which is the part of an air­plane that holds the crew, pas­sen­gers and cargo. Kleist is a sev­enth grade stu­dent at Plum Point Mid­dle School. • Ayyub Ab­dul­rezak won the Prince’s Ge­orge’s County Spell­ing Bee in the 12th round by spell­ing the word cru­cif­er­ous which de­notes plants of the cab­bage fam­ily. Ab­dul­rezak is an eighth grade stu­dent at Ken­moor Mid­dle School. • Stor­rie Ku­lynych-Irvin

won the Anne Arun­del

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