C.J. Hooker students show their spelling skills

Serena Yeddu and Rachel Seo are school-level winners


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  • Principal William Rolon and Assistant Principal Heather Carman with school-level spelling bee winners Rachel Seo and Serena Yeddu (Photo provided)




  • Participants in this year’s school-level bee. (Photo provided)




— Seventh-grader Serena Yeddu and eighth-grader Rachel Seo are the school-level winners of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee at C.J. Hooker Middle School.

Grades 7 and 8 recently participated in the school-level bee after advancing from classroom-level bees held during English Language Arts classes.

This year’s participants are:

Grade 8Bridgette Bennis

Jackson Diglio

Aaron Gay

Zachary Jessup

Brianna Kimmel

Ysa Paneto

Lilibeth Pawliczak

Emily Peden

Rachel Seo

Allison Tegnander

Grade 7Zahyre Allen

Brian Caplicki

Jolina Dong

Halle Glasgow

Maria Mathew

Abigail Meyer

Hailey Meyers

Julisa Posada

Camryn Roundtree

Serena Yeddu



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