Eighth Grader to Compete in Long Island Regional Spelling Bee

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Last month, Springs School held its first Spelling Bee open to seventh and eighth graders. Eighth grader Kevin Chabla, who competed at Hofstra University this past weekend, passed the qualifying round for the Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee! "Kevin was one of hundreds of Long Island students who participated in the qualifying round, and one of 48 students accepted to compete in the final round," said Assistant Principal Christine Cleary.  Springs School is the only East End school represented in the Regionals.                                                                                                                                                                                              On February 12th, Kevin placed in second place in the Scripps Spelldown this past weeekend at Hofstra University to compete in a traditional "Spelldown" at the college's Helene Fortunoff Theater at Monroe Lecture Center.  The winner of this Spelldown will represent Long Island at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, May 28th through June 3rd.  Way to go, Kevin! Best of luck this weekend!