Students in the middle school took part in gradewide spelling bees in preparation for next week’s schoolwide bee. Winners of the fifth grade bee include Lila Columbus and Ronan O’Donovan, with Jae Gebreyesus serving as an alternative. Sixth grade winners included Elena Kwon and Evie Paisner, with Peter Clausen as an alternate. In seventh grade Mila Appelbaum and Boaz Movit won, with Francis Etoh as an alternate. Eighth graders Imanuel Brandon and Neila Wright and alternate Caleb Chaffee will face off against the other students in a schoolwide bee during F period on the 25th.