The final four (from left): Rachel Seo, grade 7 winner; Victoria Jakakas, grade 7; Kristin Seperac, grade 8 winner; and Alex Thurtle, grade 8 (Photo provided)
The participants of the school-level spelling bee (Photo provided)
GOSHEN — Rachel Seo and Kristin Seperac will represent the C.J. Hooker Middle School at the Orange-Ulster BOCES Spelling Bee on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
Rachel and Kristin were the seventh- and eighth-grade winners, respectively, of the school-level bee held Feb. 1 at the middle school. They competed against 18 classmates in the seventh and eighth grades.
The county bee is organized each year by the Orange-Ulster BOCES School Library Services and sponsored by the Times Herald Record.
The school-level spelling bee was directed by English Language Arts Teacher Elena Jordon.