St. Thomas school takes home ‘the gold’ from area spelling bee

St. Thomas school takes home 'the gold' from area spelling bee

Pictured with teacher Niki Andreu are spelling bee first place finishers (l-r) Jake Keller, Anna Sofia Lavernia, Sindhu Talluri and Mazie Solarz-Patel.

It was an exciting November morning at the Coral Gables Women’s Club where 25 scholastic teams and their supporters packed the building for a spelling showdown. Schools from all over the region participated in the 10th annual Independent Schools of South Florida (ISSF) Spelling Bee, a highly competitive event for fifth grade students from Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

Following hours of “edge of your seat” competition, St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School, located in Coral Gables, won the event. The winners were determined based on a point system as each school operated as a four-person team. St. Thomas team members included Jake Keller, Anna Sofia Lavernia, Sindhu Talluri and Mazie Solarz-Patel.

“I’m a very proud teacher,” said Niki Andreu, the students’ fifth grade teacher at St. Thomas. “They work hard every day in all they do.

They really deserved to win.”

For more information about St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School, call 305-665-4851 or visit www.stepsmia.org.


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