Middle schoolers participated in our school’s Spelling Bee this past Tuesday. Seventh grader Ava Pugh earned a first place spot in the bee, followed by sixth grader Adelaide Pfeuffer, and eighth grader Robbie Mirabello. Sixth grader Audrey Kim earned a spot as the alternate. This crew will take their phonemic awareness to the cluster bee, competing with several of other Washington, D.C. schools and then, if successful will move on to the Citywide Bee. Last year Mirabello came in seventh place for the citywide bee and current freshman Perrin Brady came in second for the citywide bee.