The winning team from the third grade

St. Stephen’s Elementary School Teams Shine at Watertown Spelling Bee


WATERTOWN — Thirteen students from St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School (SSAES) participated in the ninth Annual Watertown Spelling Bee for Grades 1-5, on Sunday, March 31.

They were Georgette Ishagyan from first grade, Arman Stepanian, Elsa Sarkissian, and Nara Behbahani from the third grade, and fifth graders Lea Karapetian, Lara Chekijian, Anais Kahvejian, Alla Petrosyan, Nicholas Nalbandyan, Julia Chapian, Saro Iskenderian, Gassia Minassian, and Narineh Mardiros.

The fifth-grade team, consisting of Lea Karapetian, Lara Chekijian, and Anais Kahvejian won first place in their first round! They had some very tricky words and made it to the double elimination round.

The third grade team tied for first place in their round.

Grade 5 students with Principal Houry Boyamian, Ms. O’Connor and Mrs. Joyce

Georgette Ishahagyan (Gr. 1) participated with first grade students from other schools and got first place.

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