TMSA Spelling Bee!

The 5th annual TMSA Spelling Bee was held Friday, January 6, 2017.

We had 27 students from grades K-8 participate in the spelling bee this year. After 2 ½ hours, we made it through 20 rounds, where we determined our champion:

8th grader – Karthik Ramakrishnan!

We had 3 runner-ups: 5th grader – Nicholas Lenfestey, 5th grader – Sanjith Sivakumar, and 5th grader – (Naiel) El Shaddai Tuccu! We would also like to give a shout out to 2nd grader – Scott Lenfestey for competing until round 16! TMSA is proud of all of our students who participated in the TMSA Spelling Bee and all of our students who competed in their class spelling bees as well.

Listed below are all of the competitors in our school-level spelling bee. They are listed by grade level and homeroom teacher. 

K-3 Spelling Bee Competitors

K (Sevilla) - Ronita Shukla

K (Gibbs) - Azaan Ahmad

K (McCarl) - Christin Zhang

1 (Tyndall) - Andrew Nam

1 (Ernst) - Tvisha Gosain

1 (Hemendinger) - Mohammad Zahid

2 (Jackson) - Siddharth Vinod

2 (Smith) - Scott Lenfestey

2 (Moonier) - Josh Hopkins

3 (Rasin) - Audrey Nam

3 (Hand) - Prakyhat Ketthamukala

3 (Lies) - Rishi Yarragunta

4-8 Spelling Bee Competitors

4 (Finch) - Eric Wu

4 (Finch) - Yassmine Dorhmi

4 (Birtel) - Alekhya Kotha

5 (Birtel) - Nicholas Lenfestey

5 (Finch) - Sanjith Sivakumar

5 (Dawson) - El Shaddai Tuccu (Naiel)

6 (Birtel) - Maliha Aamir

6 (Wallig) - Noah Tomczak

6 (Wallig) - Se'Nise Muldrow

7 (Wallig) - Pranav Konda

7 (Wallig) - Kasra Aliasghari

7 (Favreau) - Baran Narravula

8 (R. Pamuk) - Karthik Ramakrishnan

8 (Diaz) - Joel Biju

8 (Dawson) - Marwa Baali

A huge thank you to our judges – Ms. Lanham, Mrs. Warcup, and Ms. Wallig as well as to our pronouncer – Ms. Diaz!

By: Christine Birtel