Bee Carful What you Spel: BCDS Spelling Bee


Aaron Liebskind spells out a word as Max Dayan, Abigail Thau and Nate Sigman look on.

By Zac Kitay

Bi-Cultural Day School is starting a new annual tradition, the Spelling Bee. In this brain-scrambling contest, every grade will have their own spelling challenge and ultimate champion. The contests are being held from March through April.

In order to compete with other schools, you must first be the best in your class and then beat all the other winning students in the other classes of your grade. Since the age-old tradition of the spelling bee is just coming to BCDS, there might be a new champion in Stamford.

Sam Essenfeld, seventh grader at BCDS, recently won the final round of the seventh grade spelling bee. Here is what he has to say:

Interview with Sam Essenfeld, the seventh grade winner.

Q: How does it feel being the best speller in your grade?

A: I cant believe I won. Its too good to be true.

Q: How much time did you put into studying for the spelling bee?

A: Two or three hours the night before.

Q: How to you feel going into the championships?

A: I’m excited and nervous at the same time.

Q: What’s your next step in the competition?

A: Going to districts and doing more studying.The words are very tough and got the best of most of the students, some words include correlation, mustache, and rejuvenation.

With that said you should probably start studying for next year!

(Update on spelling bee challenge: The two winners from BCDS who will proceed to the next round are fourth grader Max Dayan and fifth grader Georgia Baer.)