Adeniran wins state Spelling Bee

Demi Adeniran
Demi Adeniran

St. Joseph School Shelton 5th grader, Demi Adeniran, won the State spelling championship contest which was held April 23, at St. Mary's Parish center in New Haven.

The CT State Council, Knights of Columbus sponsored the annual CT Catholic Schools Spelling Bee for fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students. St. Joseph School conducted their own contest at each grade level and then submitted the names of the winners and runner-up to the Council at the local level.  Demi Adeniran won in his Grade 5 division.

Word lists were then provided to the contestants to study for the next round; the regionals.  Demi advanced to the regionals and won again! From there he was eligible to compete in the State championship contest, which he won by spelling many challenging words; the word "humiliate" was the winning word.

Principal, Stephen Anderson stated, “Demi is a good speller because he reads extensively.  In response to our school-wide ‘100 Book Reading Challenge,’ Demi has already completed 120 books.”