The Moreland School District is proud to announce that eighth grade student, Chanelle Chu, will represent Easterbrook Discovery School and the Moreland School District in the Scripps Spelling Bee Finals this Saturday, March 17, 2018.
Chanelle competed against hundreds of individual school representatives who won their school Spelling Bee competition in January. Chanelle was the only student from Easterbrook Discovery Middle School to move on to the semi-finals and one of three Moreland School District middle school students at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley in February . After placing among the top scores in the initial written test, Chanelle advances as one of 50 students in the region to move on to the oral Scripps Spelling Bee Finals that will be televised from KPIX Studios in San Francisco this Saturday.
Winners from the Scripps Spelling Bee finals will move on to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee taking place near Washington DC in late May 2018 with the opportunity to win more than $60,000 in cash prizes and the chance to appear on ESPN.
Moreland would like to recognize all middle school participants who participated and placed in the SCRIPPS Spelling Bee contest and competed in the semi-finals: From Latimer School, Sameer Siddiqui; from Moreland Middle School, Lavanika Sharma; and from Easterbrook Discovery School: Chanelle Chu.