Stoughton Media Access has teamed up again with the Stoughton Public Schools to organize a live spelling bee featuring students from all five of Stoughton's elementary schools - the Dawe, Gibbons, Hansen, South and Wilkins.
The 4th Annual SMAC All-School 5th Grade Spelling Bee will be held Monday, April 1 at 7pm at the Stoughton High School Auditorium. The bee will be broadcast live on Comcast 6 and Verizon 26 in Stoughton. It will also be shown on Facebook Live on the SMAC Facebook page. The public is also welcome to attend and cheer on the students in person, free of charge.
After holding preliminary spelling contests, each school is sending four participants to the bee, for a total of 20 students.
- Dawe - Hans Avellan, Jake Mooney, Max Pokraka, Spencer Tran
- Gibbons - Tyler DaSilva, Niko Kyriakidis, Julia Monaghan, Chris Vlahos
- Hansen - Fiana Krayter, Hayden Manning, Katerina Nunez, Yolanda Prestwood
- South - Sriram Akella, Tucker Ostrander, Sydney Palma, Stacy Tran
- Wilkins - Vitor Carvalho, Irtaza Khalil, Joseph Lyons, Nora Okoh
This year, the participants will be receiving prizes thanks to the generosity of the Stoughton Media Access Board of Directors, Fred Yaitanes and Nadine Israel of The Fred & Nadine Team Realtors, HarborOne Bank, Ashwani Rathor of Camp West Woods, Daddy’s Dairy, and Camelot Enterprises.
Jayden Coleman from the Dawe School won the first SMAC All-School 5th Grade Spelling Bee in 2016. Mazie Loayza from the South School won the bee in 2017. Joseph Vasconcelos from the Dawe School won the bee in 2018. Tune in April 1 to see who will join them as spelling bee champions.