Student winners representing 31 Bucks County elementary and middle schools gathered for the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 16th at Pennridge High School in Perkasie. The winner of the spelling bee was Anna Tran (center) from Strayer Middle School in Quakertown. Second place went to William Jerden (right) from John M. Grasse Elementary is Sellersville, and the third place finisher was Larry Song (left) from Gayman Elementary in Doylestown.
Each took home an inscribed glass awards. Anna will also be taking a weeklong trip with her family to Washington, D.C. to participate in the national Scripps Spelling Bee in late May.
The event was organized by the non-profit Pennridge Community Education Foundation (PCEF), with the Council for the Advancement of Public Schools (CAPS) providing financial support to help underwrite the organizational costs and pay for Anna and her family’s trip.