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The Fifth Annual Pacific Palisades Spelling Bee

Sunday, February 28, 2016

 

Who:  All elementary school children in grades 1 through 5 who live or go to school in the Palisades are invited. UPDATE: Grades 1, 2, and 3 are now full.

Where:  Rustic Canyon Recreation Center, 601 Latimer Rd., Santa Monica, CA 90402 (map), a few blocks south of Sunset Bl. down Brooktree Rd.

When:  Sunday, February 28, 2016, 10 am to 12 noon (first and second grades), 1 pm to 4 pm (third, fourth, and fifth grades).

What:  This will be a scored competition, rather than a single-elimination event, so that children can participate for either one or two entire rounds.  Participants will compete by grade level, fifth graders against fifth graders, fourth graders against fourth graders, and so on.  Unfortunately, space is limited, so registrations in each grade will be accepted on a first-come basis.

In Round One of the competition, participants will be asked to correctly write down a list of words that they are given. All children will be able to participate through all of Round One.

We'll then take a break to score the results, and the top ten spellers from each grade will move on to Round Two.  In Round Two, each child will be asked to stand and spell a list of words out loud.  All children who are in Round Two will be able to participate through the entire round.

Finally, we'll score the results of Round Two, and each child's scores from Round One and Round Two will be compiled into the child's Overall Score.  

Win:  Trophies will be awarded to the top three spellers in each grade, based on best Overall Score.  All participants who register on or before February 7, 2015 will receive a Pali Bee T-shirt and a certificate of participation.  We're sorry to say that there will be no T-shirts for late registrants, because we have to place our T-shirt order in advance.

There is no official study word list for the Pacific Palisades Spelling Bee. If your child is interested in preparing for the spelling bee, we encourage them to speak with their teachers about appropriate word lists for their grade level. There are many spelling lists available on the Internet.

How:  Please register for the event by clicking the "Pay Now" button below; you'll be able to use your credit card (or a PayPal account, if you have one).  The cost is $15, which helps cover the cost of the T-shirts, room rental, and other expenses.

T-shirt size -- required
Grade (4 or 5; grades 1, 2, and 3 are full) -- required
Participant's name -- required
Participant's school -- required

E-mail questions to palibee@yahoo.com.

Why: To help make learning fun for Pacific Palisades kids!

This year's spelling bee will be co-organized and co-hosted with the Palisadian-Post, and co-sponsored by the Rustic Canyon Recreation Center and the L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks.

 

 

Results of the 2015 Spelling Bee

 

Congratulations to the more than 150 children who participated in the 2015 spelling bee, the 52 who progressed to the second round, and to the winners:

First Grade:
1.  Asa Stratmann (Canyon)
2.  Lucy Neilson (Corpus Christi)
3.  Pearl Abrahams (Palisades Elementary)

Second Grade:
1.  Lily Williamson (Palisades Elementary)
2.  Alexander Garrett (Corpus Christi)
3.  Avery Jones (Crossroads)

Third Grade:
1.  Violet Affleck
2.  Barrett Eastman (Corpus Christi)
3.  Chaz Plager (Palisades Elementary)

Fourth Grade:
1.  Maddie Neilson (Corpus Christi)
2.  Angelica Martell (Marquez)
3.  Josh Weber (Brawerman Elementary)

Fifth Grade:
1.  Miles Zaud (Westside Waldorf)
2.  Angela Lyman (Palisades Elementary)
3.  Annie Vinetz (Canyon)

  

 

 

Results of the 2014 Spelling Bee

 

Congratulations to the more than 130 children who participated in the 2014 spelling bee, the 50 who progressed to the second round, and to the winners:

First Grade:
1.  Mischa Posin (Seven Arrows)
2.  Oliver Arenson (Village School)
3.  Lily Williamson (Palisades Elementary)

Second Grade:
1.  Violet Affleck
2.  Camille Weinstein (Curtis)
3.  Chaz Plager (Palisades Elementary)

Third Grade:
1.  Elena Rosenmayr (Palisades Elementary)
2.  Angelica Martell (Marquez)
3.  Madeleine Neilson (Corpus Christi)

Fourth Grade:
1.  Miles Zaud (Westside Waldorf)
2.  Anne Vinetz (Canyon)
3.  Oliver Rabinov (Palisades Elementary)

Fifth Grade:
1.  Liana Rostamian (Palisades Elementary)
2.  Katherine Kihiczak (Seven Arrows)
3.  Mina Enayati-Uzeta (Marquez)

  

 

Results of the 2013 Spelling Bee

 

Congratulations to the more than 120 children who participated in the 2013 spelling bee, the 50 who progressed to the second round, and to the winners:

First Grade:
1.  Violet Affleck
2.  Chaz Plager (Palisades Elementary)
3.  Leo Craig (Village School)

Second Grade:
1.  Simon Lee (Center for Early Education)
2.  Madeleine Neilson (Corpus Christi)
3.  Angelica Martell (Marquez Charter)

Third Grade:
1.  Luca Horn (Canyon Charter)
2.  Anne Vinetz (Canyon Charter)
3.  Alexa Marsh (Canyon Charter)

Fourth Grade:
1.  Liana Rostamian (Palisades Elementary)
2.  Benjamin Volokh (Mirman School)
3.  Maximus La Via (Corpus Christi)

Fifth Grade:
1.  Monica Martell (Marquez Charter)
2.  Alicia Sigworth (Marquez Charter)
3.  Miles Partain (Carlthorp School)

  

Results of the 2012 Spelling Bee

 

Congratulations to the 113 children who participated in the 2012 spelling bee, the 40 who progressed to the second round, and to the winners:

First Grade:
1.  Sam Volokh (Palisades Elementary)
2.  Madeline Neilson (Corpus Christi)
3.  Simon Lee (Center for Early Education)

Second Grade:
1.  Eli Kaplan-Packer (PS #1)
2.  Oliver Garrett (Corpus Christi)
3.  Benjamin Volokh (Palisades Elementary)

Third Grade:
1.  Liana Rostamian (Palisades Elementary)
2.  Charlotte Costain (Palisades Elementary)
3.  Maximus La Via (Corpus Christi)

Fourth/Fifth Grades (which were combined that year, but will not be combined in future years):
1.  Grace Cortese (fifth grade, St. Matthew's)
2.  William Elander (fifth grade, Marquez)
3.  Monica Martell (fourth grade, Marquez)