EVERGREEN STARS SPELLING BEE 2012
Grade 3 spelling bee champion was Shaunak Warty with Sneh Revanur as the runner-up
Grade 4 spelling bee champion was Rutvik Gandhasri with Saketh, Satvik, Siddharth and other competitors making the round very interesting.
From Grades 5 thru 8 , we had a very interesting turn of events… Our 4th grader Rutvik Gandhasri decided to participate in all these grades…
Despite the increasing difficulty in words, he amazed everyone by winning all these rounds and emerging as the spelling bee champion of the day!!
We congratulate all the contestants for their spirited participation and for making it a fun afternoon for those in the audience!
On Sunday September 30th, 2012
Our Annual most loved program is back this year end of September.
Event is open to all Evergreen residents. Please register by sending us an email – please write in the name and grade of your child.
Open for Grades: 3rd – 8th
Where: Aborn Library
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Rules for the Spelling Bee
These are some General Rules (typical to most Spelling Bees) which we will follow for our Spelling Bee..Parents and participants are requested to read and understand these carefully.
Note: Interruptions in-between the Spelling Bee are not acceptable, it may result in disqualification of the participant.
1. The pronouncer pronounces a word to the contestant. The contestant pronounces the word, spells it, and pronounces it again. The contestant is awarded zero points for failing to follow this order or failing to spell the word correctly. Pronunciation after spelling is optional, and points are not deducted for failing to pronounce after spelling. The pronouncer pronounces words as per the diacritical markings given in the sources. If the pronunciation of the contestant does not match, pronouncer and/or judges will request the contestant to pronounce again until a reasonable match is achieved. The pronouncer and judges make every attempt possible to detect a contestant’s misunderstanding of the word that is being asked to spell and hence it is important for the contestant to enunciate the word clearly before starting to spell.
2. A contestant may request to have the word pronounced again or ask for a definition, language origin, parts of speech, or a usage of the word in a sentence. No alternate definitions are given.
3. A contestant is allowed 30 seconds to start spelling a word. The judge may award zero points to any contestant who ignores a request to start spelling.
4. Once a contestant starts spelling, he/she may stop and start over. In retracing, there can be no change of letters or their sequence from that of the previous attempt. If any letter or the sequence is changed in the respelling, the contestant will be awarded zero points.
5. In case more than one spelling is listed for a word in the Webster’s dictionary, the particular spelling enunciated by the contestant shall be accepted as correct, if the word either matches the pronunciation and definition provided by the pronouncer, or is clearly identified as being a standard variant of the word the contestant has been asked to spell. No other source is allowed in this regard.
6. If a word has one or more homonyms, the pronouncer shall indicate that the word is a homonym and define it so as to distinguish the homonym. If the listed word is not properly identified, any correct spelling of any homonym is acceptable.
7. It is the contestant’s responsibility to say each letter distinctly and with sufficient volume to be clearly understood by the judges. The contestant is awarded one point for the correct answer and zero for an incorrect answer. If a contestant gives an incorrect answer, the pronouncer provide the correct answer and the next contestant will be given a new word from the list.
8. The primary goal of these contests is to foster the spirit of competition and learning among the youth. Parents and children should focus on the joy of learning and interaction with other participants rather than on the possible outcome of the contest.
9. Parental interruption in any form during the contest is unacceptable. A participant has right to dispute judge’s decision and request a hearing before the start of the next round. However, parents are not allowed to approach judges directly.
10. If a contestant gives an incorrect answer, the judges provide the correct answer, and the next contestant will be given a new word from the list.
More detailed rules can be looked up at http://www.spellingbee.com/contest-rules
Evergreen Spring 2012 Art Fair and Contest
Sunday April 29th, 2012
Event is FREE and open to Evergreen residents
WHAT AN AWESOME DISPLAY OF COLORS AND CREATIVITY..
check out the pics from the contest here
Special award for winners from Vivify Arts!
Thanks to support from Vivify Arts