Julia Lucia, an eighth grader from room 112, Ms. Karlowicz’s class, is the Our Lady of Refuge Spelling Bee school champion for the Scripps National Spelling Bee for 2015-2016. Julia competed against thirteen other students in grades 5-8. Each student approached the microphone very calmly and recited each word carefully, spelling each word correctly. Julia’s ‘winning word’ was MELODRAMATIC. Julia won a personal Spelling Bee trophy for herself, will have her name engraved on the school Spelling Bee Champion plaque and will now move up to the next step of the Spelling Bee at Oakland Schools on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Let’s wish Julia all the best and extra good luck on her exciting adventure.
The runner-up speller was Nick Harbaugh, from room 117, and will receive a runner-up trophy. All participants received a Spelling Bee participation certificate.
Ms. Karlowicz – 8th grade teacher, Spelling Bee Coordinator.