Andre’ Elementary School Student Wins Elementary Spelling Bee

Cypress, TX (February 4, 2016) Andre’ Elementary School third-grade student Kwamina Onumah won first place by correctly spelling the word Croesus in the 21st round of the annual district wide Elementary Spelling Bee held at the Berry Center on Feb. 2.

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Kirk Elementary School fifth-grade student Arman Mahmud was the runner-up. Both Onumah and Mahmud will compete in the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, scheduled to be televised live from the University of Houston on April 2.

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Nearly 60 spellers will qualify for the regional bee. The top two spellers will qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. May 1-2. For more information visit http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/education/spelling-bee/.

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The Spelling Bee champions who represented their respective elementary schools at the district competition are:

Campus Name Grade
Adam Cody Powell 4
Andre’ Kwamina Onumah 3
Ault Jason O’Brien 4
Bane Julexia Tanguma 5
Bang Shirley Watt 3
Birkes Christine Lee 5
Black Mohammed Jamali 5
Copeland Minh Nguyen 5
Danish Anand Pillai 5
Duryea Jana Salem 5
Emery Ximena Ramirez-Gayosso 4
Emmott Reema Gupta 4
Farney Lauren Bietz 5
Fiest Sahiba Dhillon 5
Francone Dylan Huynh 4
Frazier Aniah Soberanis 4
Gleason Adam Tran 4
Hairgrove Gabriel Gutierrez 5
Hamilton Phoebe Vannier 5
Hancock Ojal Priyank Chouksey 5
Hemmenway Valerie Navarette 3
Holbrook Leslie Lopez 3
Holmsley Tierneey Gasaway 5
Horne Zain Khan 4
Jowell Brooke Bishop 5
Keith Rahul Rathan 5
Kirk Arman Mahmud 5
Lamkin Henry Hoover 5
Lee Leah Valera Castro 3
Lieder Harrison Tran 4
Lowery Namneet Rai 5
Matzke Tejal Kondapalli 5
McFee Ethan Marin 5
Metcalf Elias Jerez 5
Millsap Isabel Garcia 4
Moore Sankalp Srinatha 5
Owens Rachel Yun 3
Pope Shreyan Katta 5
Postma Wali Hasan 5
Reed Nancy Tran 5
Rennell Taseen Islam 5
M. Robinson Liliana Rodriguez 4
A. Robison Jacob Lemos 5
Sampson Vittal Sivakumar 5
Sheridan Jasmine Idehai 5
Swenke Gabriel Luck 5
Tipps Jeffery Chukwukere 5
Walker Joshua Sandoval 5
Warner Brandon Hoang 4
Willbern Julian Toma 5
Wilson Samah Ahmed 4
Woodard Saran Sundar 5
Yeager Shahbaaz Din 4