Nothing desultory for reigning spelling bee champ Ronan Howlett of Middlebury

first_imgRonan Howlett bested 42 other students from across Vermont to win the Vermont State Individual Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Howlett, an eighth grader from Middlebury Union Middle School, and last year’ s winner, will now compete against top spellers from every other state in the nation in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, in June.  The winning word was ‘ desultory,’ an adjective which means ‘ marked by absence of a plan; disconnected; jumping from one thing to another; digressing from the main subject; random.’  Emily Ballou, of South Royalton School, came in second. Nicholas Knudsen, of Frederick H Tuttle Middle School came in third. In addition to advancing to the national spelling bee, Ronan Howlett received a trophy, an iPad and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by FairPoint Communications, Vermont Lake Monsters, Burlington Free Press, Vermont Humanities Council, Vermont Principals Association and Vermont Agency of Education. For more information on the national bee, visit www.spellingbee.com(link is external). Elementary and middle school students (through grade 8) under the age of 16 were eligible to participate in this competition. Students from across Vermont who participated in the bee already competed in their regional bees this winter. Bob Johnson of the Vermont Principals’ Association introduced the event, which was held in the McCarthy Arts Center at Saint Michael’ s College. Adam Silverman of the Burlington Free Press served as pronouncer for the event. Peter Gilbert, Executive Director, Vermont Humanities Council; Mike Smith, State President, FairPoint Communications; and John Fischer, Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Agency of Education served as judges this year. Linda Wrazen of the Vermont Humanities Council and Deputy Commissioner Fischer presented the awards.2013 Vermont State Spelling Bee Participants Albany Community SchoolAutumnPerronAlbert D Lawton Intermediate SchoolIsabellePetrucciBarre City Elementary Middle SchoolCarliHarrisBarre Town Middle Elementary SchoolJuliaJaminetBethel Elementary SchoolGrace LaFromboiseBrighton Elementary SchoolColbyWorthCamels Hump Middle SchoolBecketHillCharlotte Central SchoolAbigailPostlewaiteChrist The King SchoolEsaAndersonCrossett Brook Middle SchoolHarley Miller-RowleyDanville SchoolChelsea CarcobaDority Home SchoolFinnDorityDothan Brook SchoolJessicaPatersonEdmunds Middle SchoolJuliaDrummondFlood Brook Union 20 Elementary SchoolCorynnWasylikoFrederick H Tuttle Middle SchoolNicholasKnudsenHarwood Union Middle/high SchoolErinMagillLyndon Town SchoolKayannaBurnsMain Street Middle SchoolAsaRichardson-SkinderMater Christi SchoolTracyFergusonMiddlebury Union Middle SchoolRonan HowlettMill River Union High SchoolEmilyBusheyMilton Elementary SchoolSamuelDooleyMt Anthony Union Middle SchoolTuckerBeaudoinNewBrook Elementary SchoolFairen StarkRichford Junior Senior High SchoolJosephWillsRiverside SchoolKaciCochranRutland Intermediate SchoolWilliamLatkinShelburne Community SchoolThomasDaleyShrewsbury Mountain Elementary SchoolOliviaSukerSouth Royalton SchoolEmilyBallouSt. Mary SchoolColinDowdStowe Middle High SchoolRosalieWasserThaddeaus Stevens SchoolLucindaStorzThetford AcademyRaphaelOrleck-JetterThetford Elementary SchoolOwenDeffnerTunbridge Central SchoolConnorLambertTwin Valley Middle SchoolDylanFlorenceWalden SchoolAzariahThomaWaterford Elementary SchoolLindseyWoodWestshire Elementary SchoolLoganGarrWilliston Central SchoolNatalieDurieuxlast_img read more

High school soccer: Airline, Bossier, Parkway boys win on opening day of Bearkat Classic

first_imgThe Airline Vikings, Bossier Bearkats and Parkway Panthers posted victories on the first day of the Bearkat Classic tournament hosted by Bossier High at Tinsley Park on Thursday.Airline defeated Southwood 8-0, Bossier downed Calvary Baptist 3-0 and Parkway rolled past North Caddo 9-1.Tung Khai scored four goals in Airline’s victory. Adam Bihler scored two. Caleb Cruz and Ashton Morris had one apiece.Thang Mang had three assists, and Jackson Tinkis had one.In girls games involving parish teams, Haughton tied Ruston 1-1 and Bossier fell to Calvary Baptist 3-0.Alyssa Taylor scored the Lady Bucs’ goal against Ruston.The tournament is scheduled to resume, weather permitting, at 4:15 p.m. Friday with the last games starting at 8.There are 15 varsity boys and 12 girls teams competing.The tournament concludes Saturday with girls semifinal games at 4:30 and boys at 5:45. The girls championship game is scheduled for 7 and the boys at 8.In a girls game, Airline fell to Neville 2-0 in the Captain Shreve tournament.Benton and Parkway are also competing in the Shreve event.Note: Game statistics are provided by coaches or taken from teams’ official Twitter accounts. Report scores and statistics to [email protected] You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPersonal Loan | Search AdsGetting a Loan in Hong Kong Might be Easier Than You ThinkPersonal Loan | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Anthony Joshua will fight Dillian Whyte before Tyson Fury in unification bout if Gypsy King dodges WBC mandatory defence

first_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!!center_img Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. ANTHONY JOSHUA will fight Dillian Whyte before Tyson Fury if the Gypsy King dodges his WBC mandatory defence.The WBC said the winner of Fury’s third fight against Deontay Wilder must make a mandatory defence against the holder of the diamond belt, currently Whyte.Anthony Joshua could rematch Dillian Whyte to unify the heavyweight divisionCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdIf Tyson Fury dodges Dillian Whyte then he will slop down Anthony Joshua’s pecking orderCredit: Rex FeaturesBut Whyte could lose his world title shot with defeat to Alexander Povetkin in Eddie Hearn’s final fight camp on Saturday.And if Fury prevails against The Bronze Bomber in their contractually-obliged trilogy fight, there is a good chance he could side-step a title fight with Whyte.However, Hearn warned the Gypsy King any such move would NOT help him secure a big-money showpiece with Joshua.And now the promoter has confirmed that IF Fury gives up his belt – AJ will take on his old foe Whyte for the chance to unify the division. Hearn told Sky Sports: “All Joshua wants is the WBC title.“If Fury does not want to fight Whyte, then Whyte will be elevated to champion from ‘interim’ champion.“What will happen? Joshua will fight Whyte straight away for the undisputed championship.”Joshua and Whyte have clashed twice before and the Jamaica-born fighter has been the WBC’s No1 ranked challenger since 2017 but only last year became mandatory.Whyte handed Joshua a rare defeat when the pair were amateurs in 2009.But the 30-year-old from Watford got his revenge in the professional ranks in 2015.Joshua KO’d Whyte with a seventh-round stoppage but it was not without a scare as AJ was rocked by The Body Snatcher in an ill-tempered bout.Dillian Whyte to fight Alexander Povetkin on August 22 in Matchroom Fight Camp finale in Eddie Hearn’s garden Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uklast_img read more