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Students from Across NJ Flocked to Women's Club of Upper Montclair for Spelling Bee

District Spelling Bee winners Keilah Torrillo, Saffia Ouali and Emily Gao with official pronouncer Brandi-Leigh Miller.

UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ — Emily Gao, a fifth grader at Washington Elementary School in Westfield, finished in second place in the Liberty District Spelling Bee Saturday, securing a spot in next month’s State Spelling Bee.

After 11 rounds, fifth grader Keilah Torriollo of Summit won with the word “milling,” but competition continued with an intense spell-off to determine the second- and third-place finalists, according to organizers.

Since 1999, local women's clubs in the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs (NJSFWC) have been sponsoring spelling bees for fourth and fifth graders across the state of New Jersey. Eithe the clubs hold spelling bees or they collaborate with local schools to hold them. The club then will sponsor the top three winners to compete in the state spelling bee.

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Claire Qin, a fourth grade student at McKinley Elementary School in Westfield, took home the honorable mention. Third place went to Saffia Ouali, a fourth grader from Kearny.

The Liberty District Spelling Bee was hosted by the Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair. 

All of the finalists will go on to compete against fourth and fifth graders from towns throughout New Jersey on Saturday, March 4 (snow date of March 11) in the State Spelling Bee at the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs’ headquarters on the campus of Douglas Residential College at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

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