Serena Yeddu, Rachel Seo win school-level spelling bee

Two teenage girls with a man and woman, smiling at the camera.
Principal William Rolon and Assistant Principal Heather Carman with school-level spelling bee winners Rachel Seo and Serena Yeddu.

Serena Yeddu and Rachel Seo, grades 7 and 8, respectively, are the school-level winners of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee at C. J. Hooker Middle School.

Seventh and eighth grader students recently participated in the school-level bee after advancing from classroom-level bees held during English Language Arts classes. Both Serena and Rachel will advance to the county bee in March.

This year’s participants include:

Grade 8:

  • Bridgette Bennis
  • Jackson Diglio
  • Aaron Gay
  • Zachary Jessup
  • Brianna Kimmel
  • Ysa Paneto
  • Lilibeth Pawliczak
  • Emily Peden
  • Rachel Seo
  • Allison Tegnander

Grade 7:

  • Zahyre Allen
  • Brian Caplicki
  • Jolina Dong
  • Halle Glasgow
  • Maria Mathew
  • Abigail Meyer
  • Hailey Meyers
  • Julisa Posada
  • Camryn ¬†Roundtree
  • Serena Yeddu
Smiling students sitting in chairs and standing.
Participants in this year’s spelling bee at C. J. Hooker Middle School.