Congratulations to Matthew Flaherty, a seventh-grade student at William Floyd Middle School, who won the William Floyd Middle School PTO Spelling Bee! Matthew will compete against the best spellers in Nassau and Suffolk counties at the Long Island Regional Spelling Bee at Hofstra University in February with a chance to represent the region next spring at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.
Matthew faced off against 30 of his peers before judges and William Floyd Middle School teachers Candice Carr, Cindy Franck, Matt Furlani, Maria Gervasio and Roy Lee; it took five rounds and 83 words to determine the school spelling bee champion. Congratulations, Matthew!
Farihah Chowdhury finished second and will serve as Matthew’s alternate; and Abraham Velez finished in third place. Each student who participated received a congratulatory certificate. Special thanks to Linda Czarnomski for organizing and the William Floyd Middle School PTO for sponsoring this event.