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Three Ladue Students Finalists in STL Post Dispatch Spelling Bee

Please join us in celebrating the orthographic* achievements of three amazing Ladue students:

Jack Saleeby (6th), Ladue Middle School

Elizabeth Saleeby (4th), Reed Elementary School

Newman Shen (5th), Ladue Fifth Grade Center

Jack, Elizabeth, and Newman qualified for the final round of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Regional Spelling Bee. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the final round of the Bee, presented by McKendree University, as well as the Scripps National Spelling Bee, will not be held.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recognized the 36 finalists, including 11 eighth graders, advanced from the semi-final bee with a minimum score of 24 words spelled correctly out of 25 in a recent article.

Congratulations to Jack, Elizabeth, and Newman!




*Orthographic means the study of spelling… Don’t worry, we had to Google it, too.