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March 26, 2013 > Fremont students sweep Alameda County Spelling Bee

Fremont students sweep Alameda County Spelling Bee

Submitted By Fremont Superintendent James Morris

Fremont students took home all four elementary school level trophies awarded on Saturday, March 16 at the Alameda County Spelling Bee Championship held at Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley. Throughout the grueling competition, Fremont students demonstrated their spelling skills and good sportsmanship, encouraging one another and cheering for other students each time a word was correctly spelled.

The winners were:
First Place (tie) - Anish Punaroor from Parkmont Elementary
First Place (tie) - Sahir Qureshi from Niles Elementary
Third Place - Ruhani Kapoor from Mission Valley Elementary
Fourth Place - Timothy Brahan from Weibel Elementary

The two top winners, Anish Punaroor from Parkmont Elementary and Sahir Qureshi, breezed through the entire list of words for the elementary school competition so the judges challenged them with words intended for the junior high school competition. After several rounds with the harder words, the judges declared the contest a tie and both Anish and Sahir were awarded 1st place trophies. Anish and Sahir will represent Alameda County at the State Championship on April 20 in Stockton.

Good luck!

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