On Monday, June 18th, we had the privilege of hosting the first annual Interschool spelling bee. Sixteen competitors representing Colegio Hebreo Maguen David, Colegio Hebreo Monte Sinai, Colegio Hebreo Sefaradi, Peterson School, Colegio Or Hajayim and of course Colegio Hebreo Tarbut competed against each other for the coveted first place.
They studied long and hard and went through a very grueling process of learning 830 words to arrive at this moment. Alan Rozen, Alejandro Lijtszain and Alan Braun who won our internal spelling bee last year, represented our school very well. Two high school students, both winners, who gave a motivational speech to the contestants and explained the rules, hosted the event.
The bee started and after a very difficult process, we were down to the last two rounds where our winners were determined. We wish to congratulate Alan Braun for his third place win and Marcelo Govela for his second place win. At the end, Mia Palacios came out in front and obtained a much-deserved first place. Congratulations Mia!
We look forward to next year’s event, where more words will be learned and a whole world of knowledge will be opened and shared with peers from different schools.