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District Spelling Bee Champs from two Hawaii Catholic Schools

February 27, 2018

Malena Medan-Pass of Mary, Star of the Sea School and Calvin Bailey of St. Theresa School, Kauai are heading to the State Spelling Bee on March 9th.

After winning her school’s annual Spelling Bee in December, Malena proceeded and won the District Spelling Bee last month.  At the same time, Calvin took first place at the Kauai Area Complex Spelling Bee.  Kauai’s newspaper, The Garden Island, reports “I prayed 15 times — both there and here,” the eighth-grade student at St. Theresa School said, reacting to the red “Word Correct” sign hoisted by the panel of judges before parents, school spelling coaches and supporters. “I was in a spelling bee back in school in Virginia, but I got out. This is the first time I’ve ever won a spelling bee.” 

Both will compete at the 2018 Kama’aina Kids Hawaii State Spelling Bee at 6pm on March 9th at The New Hope Oahu Auditorium.