Congratulations to our class champions in grades 3-8 who competed in our annual Lower School and Middle School spelling bees on Jan. 9:

Duke Chisolm-El
Alana Haaruun
Oriah Hill
Saanvi Malkani
Arnav Paluri
Varun Paluri
Jordan Ross
Annie Thompson
Chris Tompkins
Kennedy Turner
Demon Vandyke
Savanah Weathers

Arnav, an eighth-grader, held off Demon, a seventh-grader, in the final round for the second straight year, while Varun, a fifth-grader, outlasted Kennedy, a fourth-grader, after a marathon 54 rounds! The Paluri brothers advance to the upcoming Chicago Collaborative Bee.

Great job, all!