White Hill Seventh Grader Gets First Place at Middle School Spelling Bee

Juliet Crome will represent Marin and compete in the California State Junior High Spelling Bee Championship in May.


We’re wishing special congratulations to White Hill Middle School seventh grader Juliet Crome, who came in first place at the Marin County Junior High Spelling Bee Championship, held at the Marin County Office of Education in San Rafael on Dec. 1. 

Crome, who won after correctly spelling the word “hymeneal,” will represent Marin at the California State Junior High Spelling Bee Championship May 11 at Miller Creek Middle School in Marinwood. She will be joined by Caroline Baetkey, an eighth grader at Sinaloa Middle School in Novato, who was the runner up in the competition.

Other students who finished in the top of the Marin competition included:

  • Chloe Winnett, seventh grade, San Jose Middle School, who came in third place
  • Peter Brown, seventh grade, Our Lady of Loretto School, who came in fourth place
  • Priana Aquino, seventh grade, San Jose Middle School, who came in fifth place
  • Claire Welsh, eighth grade, Ross School, who came in sixth place 

Another White Hill Middle School student, seventh grader Owen Waite, participated in the Marin championship. 

Congratulations to Juliet and all other the Marin middle school students who were in the championship!

How would you fare in a junior high spelling bee? Check out the attached word list from the competition.

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Jessica Mullins (Editor) December 11, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Good luck Juliet and Caroline at the state championship!


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