Rachel Seo and Kristin Seperac will represent the C. J. Hooker Middle School at the Orange-Ulster BOCES Spelling Bee February 15.
Rachel and Kristin were the seventh and eighth grade winners, respectively, of the school-level bee held February 1 at the middle school. They competed against 18 classmates in the seventh and eighth grades.
The county bee is organized each year by the Orange-Ulster BOCES School Library Services and sponsored by the Times Herald Record.
The school-level spelling bee was directed by English Language Arts Teacher Elena Jordon. Participants were: