Two Ridgewood students will compete for a national spot at the North Jersey Spelling Bee final on Thursday.
Olivia Cecoltan of Travell School and Jeffrey Sheu of Benjamin Franklin Middle School will be among 32 spellers from Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic counties. The winner will attend the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., compliments of The Record and Herald News, sponsors of the North Jersey event.
Earlier semifinal rounds brought together the winners of 162 school bees, students in fourth through eighth grade. Last year’s champion, Michael Sun, an eighth grader at West Brook Middle School in Paramus, is not competing this year, so the field is open for a new champion.
The even will take place at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack.
Congratulations Olivia and Jeffrey, and good luck! Ridgewood is rooting for you!
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